August 19, 2016
For American muscle cars, a healthy bump in the horsepower seems appropriate for celebrating 50 years in the market. Unsurprisingly, Chevrolet went down the same road and introduced us with 2017 Camaro ZL1.
This time, Chevrolet has really outdone their previous record and the numbers we are looking at for ZL1 are just staggering. The sixth generation ZL1 powered by 6.2L V8 with 650hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, is a thing to behold. In terms of transmission, you can opt between a manual and an automatic, the latter being the most appropriate choice and the quick one, getting the ZL1 to 60mph in just 3.5 seconds. Comparing ZL1 with its arch rival Shelby Mustang GT350, the Shelby only produces 526hp and needs 4.3 seconds to reach 60mph which is 0.8 seconds less than what ZL1 achieved. In fact, ZL1 is so powerful, it even challenges Chevrolet’s flagship Corvette Z06.
The ZL1 comes in two trims, the ZL1 coupe and the ZL1 convertible. The coupe costs $62,135 whereas the convertible’s asking price $9,000 more than the coupe. Chevrolet Marketing director, Steve Majoros said, “The ZL1 offers supercar performance with daily-driver refinement, a combination that stacks up against any other sports coupe at any price around the world”
ZL1 does not skimp on the amenities, featuring 20-inch wheels, electronic limited-slip differential, and magnetic ride suspension. Shelby has an 800hp in works but until then ZL1 has the upper hand than the Shelby GT350.