As the most potent and race-ready production Chevy muscle car ever built, we don’t know of any one person who’s not thrilled about the ZL1. That’s why we were so giddy to get our hands on the 444-page manual for new street terror with a bow tie.
The handbook covers anything and everything you’d ever want to know about this beautiful machine, from lighting and infotainment to key safety and vital warning signs. But a few particular sections caught our eye, especially the part about Performance Traction Management (9-45) which explains the assortment of settings for various driving styles, from normal driving (on the street) to full-out competitions.
Additionally, we recommend reading through the sections outlining the specifications and capacities associated with the 2012 model-year Camaros (12-2) as well as what you need to do to correctly break in your new fire-breathing pony car before racing it — via a procedure called brake burnishing (9-7). But the part that really strikes our fancy is the section on racing and competitive driving (9-6), which provides general tips as well as suggestions for various road conditions. The effort that has gone into informing owners of racing and high-performance motoring in this manual makes us even more excited, because it signals that Chevy truly put a lot of thought into the ZL1 and racing, rather than just adding power up the wazoo.
Let’s hope the new street menace is back in production in a jiffy.