With these modifications, the Camaro SS can set 10.5-second quarter-mile times.
Back in the summer, the drag-focused Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock was unveiled to fill the void left by the Dodge Demon. While the track-focused Dodge would destroy the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE on the drag strip, the bow-tie brand is now offering new drag racing parts to improve the Camaro's launch and traction on the drag strip.
Revealed at the online SEMA360 show for the Camaro SS, Chevrolet's new drag racing performance parts have undergone "extreme testing and validation in the Chevrolet Performance Drag Racing Development program."
Among the new drag racing performance parts Chevrolet is offering include a 6.2-liter cold air intake system race filter, American racing headers, and a smaller rear braking system.
This system reduces the rotor diameter from 339 mm on the SS to 315 mm and allows for wheels as small as 16 inches to be fitted. Chevrolet Performance also partnered with Weld Racing to create 16-inch x 10-inch rear drag racing wheels and 18-inch x 6-inch front-runner drag racing wheels. A High-Stall Torque Converter is also matched to LT1 powertrain to provide up to 45 percent increase in stall speed over the standard unit. Chevrolet claims this results in "consistent lower 60-foot times and overall ET's". ZL1 1LE Spec Solid Rear Cradle Mounts replace the standard rubber bushings, increase rigidity, and reduce suspension compliance.
Chevrolet is also offering a ZL1 spec heavy-duty halfshaft system capable of carrying up to 5,000 lb-ft of torque on each side and a heavy-duty propshaft system that can carry up to 4,000 lb-ft of torque. With these modifications installed, a Camaro SS tuned to 600 horsepower will conquer the quarter-mile in 10.569 seconds at 127.8 mph according to Chevrolet, which is roughly on par with the Challenger SRT Super Stock. It's also capable of setting a 60-foot time of 1.433 seconds and an eighth-mile time of 6.739 seconds.