Yesterday, we showed you the no-gimmicks 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 attack the infamous Green Hell in a supercar rivaling time of 7:37:40. Now have a look as Automobile Magazine demonstrates the “No-Lift-Shift” capabilities of the refreshed 2014 Camaro ZL1.
“No-Lift-Shift” allows you to keep your foot firmly matted to the accelerator pedal while you up shift. When coupled with the launch control system, the mighty Camaro ZL1 becomes a deadly weapon on the drag strip. A computer program stops the ignition to prevent the needle from bouncing off the redline during No-Lift shifting, while the supercharger keeps spinning between shifts to deliver optimal boost when entering the next gear.
So you’re at the drag strip, you dump the clutch, and as the supercharged LSA V8 inches closer to the redline, instead of letting off the gas, depressing the clutch, shifting gears and getting back on the gas as quickly as possible — you leave your foot pressed hard down on the accelerator as you change gears. Sounds like you’re going to leave bits of your drivetrain all over the road, right? See for yourself in the video below.