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[VR] 137rwhp and 162rwtq increase on a 2018 ZL1 from Basic Bolt-ons and E85!!!

 
Old 08-17-2018, 02:19 PM
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Another 6th gen Camaro ZL1 came through our doors for a performance upgrade. This particular vehicle is owned by our customer Bill that resides from New Jersey. Our customer special ordered this 2018 A10 car from the dealer earlier this year and contacted VR for a possible power upgrade before the car was even delivered to him. His ultimate goal was to increase performance while staying strictly with basic bolt-ons and working within a modest budget. After several e-mails on possible combinations and recommendations, we landed on the following parts to help meet his goals of a fast yet reliable street car:

∑ Vengeance Racing cold air intake for 6th gen ZL1

∑ ATI harmonic balancer

∑ Lingenfelter 9.17Ē pulley

∑ Gates HD supercharger belt

∑ 180* thermostat

∑ Kooks 2Ē longtube headers with GREEN catted connection pipes

∑ Vengeance Racing flex fuel sensor kit



The vehicle was transported from New Jersey to our shop by our friends over at TPM Transport. Upon delivery we took the ZL1 straight to the Dyno for a baseline run. Billís ZL1 baselined at 549rwhp and 558rwtq. From there she was pulled into the shop and our technician got to work on the build.











This build was completed on the rack in just short of two days and went straight to the dyno after some drivability tuning was completed on the street for final WOT tuning. On 93 octane pump gas this combination made 648rwhp and 681rwtq, just over 100rwhp and 130rwtq over stock! We then drained the fuel and filled the tank with E85 at a 45% mix due to the limitations present with the factory fuel system. With the E45 fuel blend added, the ZL1 made a final power output of 686rwhp and 720rwtq. This was an outstanding gain on simple bolt ons and maintains near stock drivability and street manners. We canít wait to ship Bill his car back so he can enjoy this truly transformed daily driver.

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So the fuel system as in injectors or pump is maxed out no flow is that why didn't use E85?
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So the fuel system as in injectors or pump is maxed out no flow is that why didn't use E85?
Correct, any more ethanol content and fuel pressure starts to drop without fuel system upgrades, camshaft, or methanol injection.
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Nice. The ZL1 is a lot of car for the money especially when modded
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Definitely some nice numbers for a few simple mods!!!! Nice work!!!
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Nice! About what should that run at the track?
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Nice! About what should that run at the track?
Its hard to speculate. I will definitely post back when we have some results.
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Wow, absolutely incredible. Fairly mild/basic mods and with all pump gas and no major fuel/internal/FI work either.
Few questions: Safe to assume these mods mean the ZL1 is making over 750hp/800lb-ft of torque at the crank? And what's the cost of doing these bolt-ons + tune? Any concern over the A10 being able to handle this level of hp?

Thanks, makes me want to snag a ZL1 in the next few years when I'm able to and think about some mild mods to get great hp!!!

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Wow, absolutely incredible. Fairly mild/basic mods and with all pump gas and no major fuel/internal/FI work either.
Few questions: Safe to assume these mods mean the ZL1 is making over 750hp/800lb-ft of torque at the crank? And what's the cost of doing these bolt-ons + tune? Any concern over the A10 being able to handle this level of hp?

Thanks, makes me want to snag a ZL1 in the next few years when I'm able to and think about some mild mods to get great hp!!!
You are correct. Feel free to shoot me an email or give me a phone call and I will be glad to discuss the build and cost further with you.

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