photos by: Livernois Motorsports
A ZL1 Goes Under the Knife to Achieve Supercar Excellence
With so much emphasis on the latest incarnation of Camaro, secondhand 5th-generation cars are hitting dealer’s lots in record numbers. While the 6th-generation car is arguably better in just about every aspect, that leaves secondhand Camaro buyers at an advantage.
The level of performance and potential that one can find within a 5th-gen Camaro ZL1 is second-to-none. With 580 hp on tap as delivered from Chevrolet, the factory-boosted LSA powerplant helps make the previous generation ZL1 one of the best performance bargains going right now.
However, even 580 hp feels “slow” after a while, so when it’s time to turn up the wick, there are plenty of options available. One avenue worth pursuing in particular is Livernois Motorsports. Although establishing their performance roots in the late-model Ford arena, they have branched out to specialize in late-model GM owners — and in a big way!
In fact, during our last visit to the Livernois Motorsports facility in Livernois, Michigan, there were clearly more GM vehicles in their shop than anything else — including quite a few LSA-powered beasts in attendance. Every car that comes into Livernois is tagged, baseline tested and a complete, start to finish plan is drawn up from the beginning with the car’s owner.
There’s no willy-nilly modifications being thrown at the car, no up-selling and no disappointments. What you order is what you get, typically exceeding expectations. So check out what you get if you were to drop off your 2012-2015 Camaro ZL1 at Livernois Motorsports.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.