Camaro plans to leave competitors in the dust when their new models the 2017 ZL1 and 2017 1LE go on sale later this year. The 2017 Camaro ZL1, priced at $62,135* for coupe models and $69,135* for convertibles, features a 650-horsepower supercharged LT4 6.2L V-8 engine with 650 lb.-ft. of torque that reaches 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds.
“The Camaro ZL1 offers supercar performance with daily-driver refinement, a combination that stacks up against any other sports coupe – at any price – around the world,” said Steve Majoros, director, Chevrolet marketing.
Designed to perform, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 increases aerodynamics with front fascia airflow, large outboard cooling ducts (to push air to the brakes), a hollowed-out bowtie badge, and massive front grille openings. A carbon-fiber composite hood help reduce lift and act as an air extractor by pulling heat from the engine compartment. Its performance-tuned suspension system uses Magnetic Ride technology to enhance performance driving and is aided by electronic Limited-Slip Differential for better handling and balance.
Camaro ZL1 convertible owners will be happy to know that the fully automatic convertible soft top can be lowered while in motion (up to 30mph) or remotely using the key fob! Inside the Camaro ZL1 drivers are treated to Recaro® performance seats with suede inserts, a suede-wrapped steering wheel, a suede shifter, and either Camaro’s standard six-speed manual transmission with active rev matching, or their all-new, paddle-shift 10-speed automatic – drivers choice.
Drivers also have the option of adding the 1LE package ($4,500 MSRP) on Camaro V-6 LT coupe models and $6,500 on the V-8 1SS coupe model. The 1LE package includes Camaro SS’s FE3 suspension, which benefits from the ZL1’s electronic limited-slip differential, and FE4 suspension with Magnetic Ride dampers
Camaro ZL1 Specs
Model: Camaro ZL1
Price: $62,135* (MSRP starting at)
Engine: Supercharged LT4 6.2L V-8 engine
Transmission: Standard six-speed manual transmission with active rev matching, or all-new paddle-shift 10-speed automatic
Horsepower: 650 horsepower
Torque: 650 lb.-ft. of torque
“Building on Chevrolet’s well-established recipe for track-focused performance, the new 1LE packages expand the performance envelope of the Camaro SS and, for the first time, the Camaro LT,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “You’ll be hard-pressed to find more track-capable cars in their respective classes for the money.”
With their lower prices and powerful performance, Chevrolet Camaro hopes to “put pricier competition in the rearview”.