Chevrolet announced its Drag Development program last year, but it used the 2017 SEMA show to provide an update on the program.
Specifically, Chevrolet Performance added a Camaro ZL1 to the program, and so far, it’s developed a handful of concept parts to crack a 10-second quarter mile time. The brand says the components helped push the 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine past the 700-horsepower threshold. The concept parts include:
- Cold air intake
- Larger throttle body
- Smaller-diameter supercharger pulley
- 110-octane calibration
- Magnetic ride control calibration
- eLSD calibration
- Racing tires
- Roll cage
- Racing driver’s seat with five-point harness
The magnetic ride control and eLSD calibration helped the Camaro ZL1 launch more effectively, per Chevrolet.
Now, the brand will continue to test the various bolt-on parts and evaluate them for possible inclusion in the Chevrolet Performance portfolio of aftermarket parts.