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Chevrolet Unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 Monster Energy Series Race Car
August 10, 2017
Chevrolet unveiled its 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car Thursday at its corporate headquarters in Detroit, introducing a Camaro ZL1 that will debut during 2018 Daytona Speedweeks.
Chevrolet Unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 Monster Energy Series Race Car

Chevrolet unveiled its 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car Thursday at its corporate headquarters in Detroit, introducing a Camaro ZL1 that will debut during 2018 Daytona Speedweeks.

The Camaro ZL1 will replace the current Chevrolet SS model used in NASCAR's top series, and it joins the Camaro SS in a NASCAR national series. The Camaro SS has been Chevrolet's car in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2013.

The Chevrolet SS has scored 70 Monster Energy Series wins to date and contributed to Chevrolet earning 39 NASCAR manufacturer titles — including 13 consecutive titles from 2003-2015.

Chevrolet engineers used a variety of tools, including computational fluid dynamics analysis and reduced-scale and full-scale wind-tunnel testing, to optimize aerodynamic performance while maintaining the ZL1’s design character.

According to Chevrolet, the ZL1 name was originally bestowed in the 1960s on a Chevrolet-developed all-aluminum racing engine that became a dominant force in road racing. In 1969, a few enterprising dealers used Chevrolet’s special-order system to get the ZL1 engine installed in 69 regular-production Camaros. The cars became instant legends on the street and dragstrip.

More than 40 years later, Chevrolet reintroduced the ZL1 to offer track-capable performance straight off the showroom floor. The 2018 Camaro ZL1 is powered by a 650-horsepower supercharged engine featuring a similar 90-degree V-8 configuration as the Cup racing engines.

For more information, visit the NASCAR website.