Comments - Arnold Schwarzenegger's Newest Co-Star: The Camaro ZL1

Published: Aug 16, 2012
Description: It didn't take long for Arnold Schwarzenegger to get back into the movie making mode. The former California governor's new feature film, called "The Last Stand" is an action flick ...
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Nate Mata Aug 17, 2012
A gt500 chasing it would've been even more epic
Aaron Crisp Aug 17, 2012
@Adam Maybe if it was a Hennessy ZL1 :)
Tyler Tarbox Aug 16, 2012
@Adam. It's a movie....
Luke Gordon Aug 16, 2012
But can't it be done tastefully? Such as vanishing point?
Matt Martir Aug 16, 2012
I cant stand movies that put too much emphasis on a car manufacturer. Transformers is the queen of sponsoring cars
Paul Dickey Aug 16, 2012
Gm turns movies into big commercials.
Ivan Ryzhov Aug 16, 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger is gonna be driving it, that's how
Sammy Dhaliwal Aug 20, 2012
Arnold was my look up man, hummers, strongest man and bitches the life he had when he was goveenor
Abraham Mendoza Aug 17, 2012
They do appeal to more people, to a wider audience. More people means more trouble.
Abraham Mendoza Aug 17, 2012
Read, you are a man of wisdom.
Drew Storrusten Aug 17, 2012
@bill!!!! Bill has his head on straight. Javelin would be awesome to see right now. And the GTO!!! I own an 88 mustang, but I seriously enjoyed the fairlanes or Nova's or even the dodge darts. The non-super advertised underdogs. Real gems. Hahaha. :D
Read Mills Aug 17, 2012
I have a 2010 GT 'Stang. Sure I wish I had waited for the 5.0 or the Boss, and sure the Camaro has better suspension/handling. But even though it's an "inferior' Mustang, I love it to death. Just how Challenger owners love theirs! To each their own!
Read Mills Aug 17, 2012
Maybe it's just me but arguing which is better is well... A bit pointless. Muscle/Pony cars are supposed to be a base car which owners can upgrade/modify to his/her liking. And they are supposed to be cheap!
Miguel Jimenez Aug 16, 2012
@Jordan The Fire bird has always been a rebadged Camaro, I didn't mind when they did it 50 years ago and I don't mind now.
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
Idk if a new firebird would be a good idea, because you know it would wind up being a rebadged camaro
Alvaro Perez Aug 16, 2012
That would be true
Abraham Mendoza Aug 16, 2012
Alvaro, you're absolutely right. It would've been a little bigger than the Camaro, more luxurious, and awesome. Not a day goes by where I wonder what could've been.
Alvaro Perez Aug 16, 2012
I've ended the fight between chevy and ford fan boys
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
@Jordan: ok, lol then never mind, I thought that it was a bigger car
Alvaro Perez Aug 16, 2012
And plus every one knows if the GTO was still here it would of been the best the best muscle car
Alvaro Perez Aug 16, 2012
How long is this fan boy fight going to last
Miguel Jimenez Aug 16, 2012
@Abraham I agree with you, I feel like chevy could of took a little more time on the 'Maro. It's to heavy, and it's underpowered compared to it's competitors
Andrew Hossann Aug 16, 2012
Now that's a car
Miguel Jimenez Aug 16, 2012
@Sam No...The 1970 Chevy Chevelle 454SS was estimated 450hp but really made 580 at the fly wheel and 605lb/ft of torque at the crank. Dodge's 426 hemi also made around 560 at flywheel.
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
@Jordan. The Barracuda started out in the same class as the Dodge Dart (an A body) from 1964-1969. For 1970-1974 it shared the same platform as the Challenger (an E body).
Abraham Mendoza Aug 16, 2012
@Sam: Are you sure it wasn't in race form? Because Nascar stock cars developed about 500-600hp.
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
Plus the Barracuda counts as a muscle car doesn't it? Not a pony car, if I'm wrong let me know, but I thought they were in different classes.
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
@Jordan: (wow that's weird, lol) I think the point he was trying to make is that there probably wouldn't have been a chally or cuda w/o the stang or camaro
Sam Hansen Aug 16, 2012
The BOSS 429 Mustang was the most powerful car out of the US in 1969 and 1970. It was conservatively rated at around 385 horsepower but actually made well over 520. That's a lot even for 2012, but was astronomical for the late 60's.
Devin Babyn Aug 16, 2012
So many of you love making false claims about your favorite car. If you want to debate use facts and be true to them. By that I mean don't find a track time where your fav won by 1 sec then say oh it destroys (opposing car)
Christopher Helms Aug 16, 2012
Bruce you really sound like a fanboy right now lol. Chrysler puts more time into their NA engines on purpose. It's so the buyer can make his or her own add ons. If your so stuck on Ford then that's fine, but don't criticise something that you don't know the meaning behind. And I love that little 13 year old attitude that says hmph I don't want to talk to you because I will throw a fit. Grow up dud...
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
Good point Abraham.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
Oh & JORDAN as far as the 1970 CUDA/CHALLY good cars but I would take the 1970 Mustang BOSS 429 or MACH 1 429 any day over them Dodge/Plymouth cars (now enough with the pissing contest)
Abraham Mendoza Aug 16, 2012
Alright, but to me you sound like a fanboy yourself. I read your comments, and you say that the stang came first its better. And you say it will never go to ecoboost engines. How are you that sure? You aren't no engineer for Ford, so what makes you say that? With the way Ford is going, its a possibility.
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
Fanboy? Have you even been reading you're posts Bruce? To you if it's not Ford it's inferior.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
Do your homework before you make bold statements, that way you wont sound like an idiot when we read it, ok FANBOYS!
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
Im saying the Challenger looks good but basically inferior the the other two cars (especially the 5.0) JORDAN
Stephen Tyler Learn Aug 16, 2012
All the magazines I saw picked the zl1 over the gt500. Road and track, motortrend, automobile , and car and driver
Josh ?hompson Aug 16, 2012
Who said that all car critics picked the mustang? There were many higher up magazines that picked the camaro
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
Also in terms of power how did the Mustang and Camaro compare to the 1970 Challenger and Cuda? They didn't. This isn't coming from just me. This is from Ford and Chevy guys that have owned one of both or that lost in a street race back in the day.
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
@Bruce. Tell me what your point is exactly? The Mustang and Camaro came out first. Oh I'm shaking in my shoes. Lol. Here is a history lesson for you Bruce. The Plymouth Barracuda came out before the Mustang.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
@Abraham, since 1964 Ford has never cut production of the Mustang, they might have made a few ugly ones over the years(like the Mustang 2) but they kept refining it & trust me when I say this they will NEVER get rid of the 5.0 for a bullshit ecoboost engine!
Abraham Mendoza Aug 16, 2012
I have to say, I pledged myself to Chevy, so I'm biased. But what they did to the Camaro was a little wrong. They rushed it, they needed the money so I don't think they could've done what they wanted. For a had all the time they needed and it shows. But once they start putting ecoboost engines in the Stang, they'll lose all credibility. Next Camaro will be outstanding.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
This history lesson is free of charge (this time) ha ha ha
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
@Jordan, it was 1964 when Ford started making the Mustang then in Chevy made the Camaro in 1966 & sold it as a 1967 model; in 1970 Dodge made its first Challengers
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
The Challenger is heavy but it only weighs 50lbs more than the ZL1. This is only going off what I found on google. The Challenger at 4170lbs and the ZL1 at 4120lbs. I'm not sure if the gas tanks are full or not on these figures.
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
Don't start trolling now...
Corey Alan Kelley Aug 16, 2012
*sigh* riced out FWD Hondas get like a million mpg
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
GM only made the camaro because the mustang was such a huge success (referring to the '60's)
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
Thank you Austin, you have an excellent point, without the mustang there's no camaro of any kind, just remember that Adam, lol
Dillon Dixon Aug 16, 2012
For all the people saying the ZL1 beats the GT500 on any track anytime, you're wrong. The only issue with the GT500 is the brakes, which can easily be fixed.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
That's a nice way of putting it Pat lol
Patrick Schalk Aug 16, 2012
The Challenger doesn't suck. It's just different.
Austin Lark Aug 16, 2012
We all have our favorites. Mines te Camaro but I can't bash on a mustang with that much power and that kind of sound and a challenger that looks that amazing. Be thankful there's competition that brings out the best in each of them and stop arguing.
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
Except now of the cars mentioned here are muscle cars.... They're pony cars
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
@Jordan Dodge has been slacking with the Challenger: 1. Its too heavy 2. The SRT cost alot more then a base SS or 5.0 that has a 400+ hp motor 3. Now Mustang & Camaro has 3 different hi-po models, Dodge dont (its not even close Jordan)
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
@Pat you know they dealers will hit you over the head when the 1LE comes out (they will over charge you just like with the Boss 302)
Patrick Schalk Aug 16, 2012
Each have their pros and cons. I'd be happy to have any of them. This thing looks mean as hell btw. I want a 1LE.
tysquirrel10s Aug 16, 2012
Val you only say handling doesn't matter because you know the zl1 would smoke the gt500 on any track any where
Zachary Maurer Aug 16, 2012
Muscle car engines
Zachary Maurer Aug 16, 2012
Uhhh this is going to turn into a fanboy competition I see, with Adam, I do think that the stang and camaro are pretty even, and the challenger falling a little short, but it's the only N/A out of the 3, so I give dodge props to sticking with true..
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
Oh yeah, that Challenger was also an automatic.
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
Does anyone remember the 2011 Spectre 341 Challenge? A stock 2011 SRT Challenger came in 12th out of 37, beating a Ferrari California. And most of the cars that entered was modified.
Val Barata Aug 16, 2012
I honestly don't see why anybody would buy this particular Camaro. The GT500 has it beat, said all the critics, and if your a Chevy guy, just buy the vette...
Val Barata Aug 16, 2012
Ok, let's say the muscle car market has changed. These muscle cars, including the ZL1 are still blown out of the water by pretty much anything else. Like I said, of you want a circuit tool, buy a corvette. Only a little bit more than ZL1.
Jordan Henry Aug 16, 2012
All you Camaro and Mustang guys need to remember that the Challenger is naturally aspirated. If you supercharge it, it would be just as fast as those two.
Eric Anthony Aug 16, 2012
This car has an ls engine, you can make if have as much power as tha gt500, easily.
John Serely Aug 16, 2012
IMO, I'd take the GT500, I prefer the looks and the power. If I am buying a 50k muscle car, than I want power. If I am spending 50k for a good handling car that's fast, then I'd take a cayman (s).
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
All are good but im more of a Mustang guy
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
I knew it wasn't going to be long before the ZL1, GT5, & CHALLENGER comparison come up! Smh
Chris Cook Aug 16, 2012
Id have the zl1 because I want the looks and sounds like a muscle car and a car that I can take to a circuit and go around corners because I have real suspension. And it's a car that I can take to the dragstrip because it has 580hp
Josh Knight Aug 16, 2012
*sigh* the mustang will always be better All those match ups between the two almost always ends with the Stang victorious
Val Barata Aug 16, 2012
If you want a track car buy a corvette...
Val Barata Aug 16, 2012
As much as I love the challenger that's true, it's overpriced and just not as good as Camaro or stang. And you Camaro People can rant on all you want about handling and stuff cuz that's all the Camaro has. That's not even the point of a muscle car...
Val Barata Aug 16, 2012
*sigh* the GT500 is the best right now... Sorry...
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Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
"Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville, and I'm going to the moon."
Corey Alan Kelley Aug 16, 2012
Haha Johnny knoxville I didn't see that coming
Sammy Dhaliwal Aug 20, 2012
Adam control that his opinion you have your and be independent
Colby Church Aug 17, 2012
*lack. And part of seeing the Corvette and admiring it for what it is, is knowing where it came from and what it stands for and really appreciating its legacy and heritage. It has been around 60 years continuously. Thats an achievement. Gotta respect
Avery Williams Aug 16, 2012
Totally agree with you Robert. Hopefully in the next 10 to 20 years Chevy will bring back the Chevelle name. Hell, maybe even sooner!
Andrew Hossann Aug 16, 2012
The looks of the corvette aren't really showcased that well in pictures especially this one
Abraham Mendoza Aug 16, 2012
Robert, about a million people are with you on that.
Robert Young Aug 16, 2012
Not a fan of the camaros..... Vettes yes. Just waiting for them to bring out the chevelle's.
Abraham Mendoza Aug 16, 2012
Vette vette vette!!
Corey Alan Kelley Aug 16, 2012
Chuck Norris is in the engine bay and he's gonna pedal this bitch like Fred flinatonw
Greg Lewis Aug 16, 2012
Easy, Arnold is no stranger to American muscle, drives a challenger SRT8. The drug lord in the vette, Lindsay Lohan. He never gout out of second before she hit something....
Zachary Maurer Aug 16, 2012
Dude if chuck Norris was here, it would be over before it started.
Ivan Ryzhov Aug 16, 2012
Has no one here ever seen a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger in it? He'd catch them even if he was driving a Chevy aveo!
bryan126 Aug 16, 2012
he's going to blow up the zr1 to catch him
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
Arnold will take short cuts lol
Dillon Dixon Aug 16, 2012
This is a great photo. The ZR1 and it's little brother.
David Parenti Aug 16, 2012
So if Arnold is driving the ZL1 Camaro, how is he supposed to keep up with the Drug Cartel driving the ZR1 Corvette?
Danny Burns Aug 20, 2012
Such a bad a$$ car !!
Abraham Mendoza Aug 16, 2012
Now that's what I call smokin'!
Craig Lafey Aug 16, 2012
Light em up!! Love this car. Easily top of my list of favorites.
Wyatt Gordon Aug 16, 2012
@Jordan, hennesey does that with the venom
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
I guess to make the engine bay look "nice", a lot of companies do that, honestly, I'd rather see the engine
Alvaro Perez Aug 16, 2012
Why is there plastic on the engine
Brady Fereday Aug 16, 2012
Ya I don't like the plastic on motors now a days I love just seeing the bare bones of the motor
Josh Knight Aug 16, 2012
Hee Hee ho ho lol your so funny
Dylan Bruder Aug 16, 2012
Good old jake has made his way onto the air box
Alex Renaud Aug 18, 2012
"Let off some steam, Bennett."
Abraham Mendoza Aug 17, 2012
I bet he'll yell out "Mack" 12 times.
Wyatt Clark Aug 16, 2012
$1,000 that he says "I'll be back."
Cassius Aug 16, 2012
I want your clothes, your boots and your walking cane....
Jordan Jackson Aug 16, 2012
It's not a tumor!
Abraham Mendoza Aug 16, 2012
Damn it, I thought that was really funny.
Josh ?hompson Aug 16, 2012
Who is your daddy and what does he do????
Adithya Chandrasekhar Aug 16, 2012
Get to the choppa!!!!!!!
Corey Alan Kelley Aug 16, 2012
He's playing a sheriff.. All sheriffs are old guys
Zachary Maurer Aug 16, 2012
Alex should be dead from Arnold coming to his house and throwing him into a main road in about....3 hours, give or take :D
Mike Casselton Aug 16, 2012
You're gonna get old some day too. It's good to see he is getting back into shape and making movies that are fun to watch. Plus, we need some new one-liners...
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Aug 16, 2012
"Old man" Arnold is making a come back! (a little to late huh)
David Justice Aug 16, 2012
Exactly what I was thinking Christian.
Chris O'Brien Aug 16, 2012
you take that back.
Alex Santaspirt Aug 16, 2012
It's probably gonna be awful