Lingenfelter-Tuned Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Hits 202.67 mph
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro set a new record as the vehicle become the first car to take the top speed of 202 mph. The news was announced by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE), a world renowned high performance tuner. The new record was set at the Continental Tire North America, Inc. Uvalde Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas. Driven by HOT ROD magazine Editor-in-Chief David Freiburger, the car managed to hit 202.67 mph and the vehicle will reach ¼ mile in just 10 seconds. It is the fastest and most powerful Camaro in history. It is powered by a supercharged 6.2L LSA engine generating SAE-rated at 580 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 556 lb-ft. of torque at 3,800 rpm. The power reaches the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. There are three levels of modification packages set for Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 — a 630-hp package, a 700-hp package and a 720-hp package.
“The Lingenfelter crew couldn’t be more excited to make history as the first 2012 ZL1 Camaro to exceed 200 mph, and to celebrate this victory on the heels of becoming the first company to run a ZL1 in the 10s. We are very proud to have David drive our car and to share in this accomplishment with HOT ROD magazine, an icon in the world of speed and high-performance vehicles,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.
Earlier, when Lingenfelter took the tuned Camaro ZL1 to Muncie Dragway in Albany, Ind, the vehicle ran at a remarkable 134.36 mph at 10.79 seconds.