Seven elements contribute to the downforce of the ZL1:
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 6.2 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 580 hp
Torque: 556 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
◾Front fascia – The front fascia channels air for engine and brake cooling. The corners of the front fascia were shaped to minimize lift, while brake-cooling ducts in the outer corners of the lower grille opening provide a direct, high-flow path to the brake rotors.
◾Hood – The ZL1's hood has a vented, carbon fiber insert, contributing to both engine cooling and aerodynamic downforce. The specially shaped vents draw air up through the engine bay – allowing a significant volume of air flow while keeping the front tires firmly connected to the pavement.
◾Front splitter – Instead of a traditional front air dam, the ZL1 incorporates a racing-style splitter to help create downforce.
◾Front tire deflectors – The deflectors push airflow around the rotating wheels and tires more efficiently, reducing lift and drag.
◾Belly pans – The ZL1 has two of them: one beneath the engine cradle and one at the rear of the engine assembly, just in front of the transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
They minimize airflow turbulence under the car. NACA-style ducts are incorporated into the rear belly pan for transmission cooling.
◾Rocker panels – Although subtle in appearance, the carefully shaped rocker panels help reduce lift and drag, while also contributing to stability during high cross winds. They also provide stone protection wîth the ZL1's wider tires.
◾Rear spoiler – The ZL1's rear spoiler, which contributes approximately 150 pounds of down force at the cost of only one count of drag. It is taller and wider than the Camaro SS spoiler and incorporates the center high-mounted stop lamp.