The Chevrolet NASCAR Next Gen Camaro ZL1 is the CSR2 Illinois ShowDown Prize Car of Season 162.
Obviously, the Chevrolet NASCAR Next Gen Camaro ZL1 is one of the faster cars in Tier 5.
Chevrolet NASCAR Next Gen Camaro ZL1 Specifications
As before, the Camaro for the NASCAR Cup Series wears ZL1 branding – a nod to the 650-horsepower Camaro model of the same name that you can buy at a dealership today. Like other Next Gen NASCAR designs, the new Camaro Cup looks much more like the ZL1 models that are at Chevrolet dealerships nationwide.
Chevy’s NASCAR contender wears a new symmetrical body and rides on more modern suspension components. The rear suspension is now independent, and steering is rack-and-pinion. Also, the wheels are much larger than before-they’re larger in diameter than before and wear less dumpy-looking tires-and are now made of lighter aluminum rather than steel.
As much as Chevy touts these improvements as a way to tie the NASCAR racer more closely to the production Camaro ZL1, the bow-tie brand’s NASCAR entry actually shares most major parts with other Next Gen racers, including those from Ford and Toyota. Granted, since most modern cars share these modern components, Chevrolet isn’t exactly overdoing it. The thing is, NASCAR race cars used to be archaic beasts, with massive rear axles and four-speed manual transmissions.
The latest Cup cars now use sequential-shift transmissions. In addition, the bodies of these cars feature significantly more aerodynamic aids. Under the body, the Camaro ZL1 features a slick underbody and diffuser, while even deeper into the body are hidden bolted front and rear clips designed to improve repairability after an accident.
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The CSR2 NASCAR Next Gen Camaro ZL1
The 5 purple star Chevy can fit 135 Fusion parts. So far nothing special. The ZL1 should run 6.851s. To sum up, the Camaro ZL1 is one of the faster Cars in Tier 5.
Chevrolet NASCAR Next Gen Camaro ZL1 tune and shift pattern
|Chevrolet NASCAR Next Gen Camaro ZL1|
|NOS||63 / 12.0|
|Tires||52 / 48|
|Wining shift pattern||Perfect start, 10mph 2nd and NOS, rest deep good or early perfect shifts|