2017 Camaro ZL1

by Mike Hunter


This known beast is back with vengeance. The Camaro ZL1 is perhaps the most impressive mainstream vehicle on the market and is equipped to impress.  We mean impress. With its 650 horsepower and an LT4 6.2-liter V8 engine with intake exhaust, it is no wonder everyone on the road is jealous of this edition.

This is the most powerful Camaro ever produced. But it doesn’t stop there. There are so many improvements that this 2017 edition is just, simply, something to watch for. This is the sixth-generation edition and is reinvented to include a driver-focused cockpit, performance-enhanced supercharged engine, and Recaro refinement in its racing design. The standard Recaro performance seats with suede inserts place the driver in his or her most perfect position to take on the power of this vehicle.


The fully automatic convertible top can be lowered with the press of a button or on the car’s remote to open up the road for any given trip. A carbon-fiber composite hood air extractor pulls heat from the engine compartment and helps reduce lift. The front fascia provides even more airflow and features large outboard cooling ducts to push air to the brakes. Even the front Chevrolet badge has been hollowed out for maximum airflow. From the massive front grille openings to wider front fenders that accommodate the wider wheels and tires, ZL1 is designed to maintain the highest level of performance from the first lap to the last.

Virtually every design decision was made with performance and aerodynamics in mind. Built on a lighter and stiffer platform than previous generations and equipped with a suite of performance technologies that includes Magnetic Ride Suspension, Performance Traction Management and electronic Limited Slip Differential, ZL1 gives a one-of-a-kind driving experience.

2017-Chevrolet-Camaro-ZL1-isolated2017 Camaro ZL1

0-60: 3.9 sec (est.)
City: 14
Hwy: 19
Transmission: 10-speed auto / 6-speed manual
MSRP: $61,700

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