Saturday, 10 September 2011 20:46
Chevrolet reveals more details of Camaro ZL1
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will not be anywhere near as rare as its 1969 namesake when it arrives during the first quarter of next year, but the most powerful production Camaro to date should deliver performance easily worthy of its model designation.
Camaro engineers on Thursday offered media members a preview of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 fighter, and the tale of the tape is impressive, especially in terms of grunt. The 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 will make 580 hp at 6,000 rpm and 556 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm, besting Chevy’s original targets for the engine’s output and bettering its efficiency in the Cadillac CTS-V by 24 hp and 5 lb-ft.
For those keeping score against the GT500, the ZL1 trumps the top-of-the-range Mustang’s ratings by 30 hp and 46 lb-ft.
via Chevrolet reveals more details of Camaro ZL1 – Autoweek