6). 1969 Camaro 427 cubic ZL 1 with 430 HP
Probably many among you know that the ZL 1 engine model appeared as optional package of Camaro. Because of the limitation proverb of General Motor to 400 cubic inches in all except at their full sized cars, a GM dealer Fred Gibb, started to work with Chevrolet production manager Vince Piggins on a scenario to give the customers something really special and out of the ordinary. (Because Camaro’s standard drivetrain was 230 cu, with a 2.3 liter engine that was generating only 140 HP. Between the years of ’67 till ’69 there were more than a dozen engine options, but all were pretty much limited, due to the company’s policy). The final result of the cooperation between this twop characters brought the superb model of ’69: a new Camaro with all aluminum 427 cubic inch ZL 1engine that generates 430 horsepower.
So, in 1969, Chevy produced 69 units of this sexy beast which by all means can be called an ultimate sleeper. It has an inconspicuousfront and rear spoilers with no marks or emblems as an indication about the true wild and mighty nature of the vehicle. The official numbers about the ZL 1 engine were saying that it generates 430 HP, but the real deal was even more impressive – the test results have shown that it is actually capable to produce over 500 HP (and its weight was only 500 pounds – about the same as the 327 V8 engine), making it the most powerful engine model that ever came out of the Chevrolet production line.
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