2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Specs
Muscle cars like the Chevrolet Camaro are meant to give automotive enthusiasts race-inspired styling without racing team expenses. Even so, those muscle cars often are available with souped-up packages that lean the vehicle closer to the track than the street.The Chevy Camaro ZL1 certainly fits that bill!
Under the Hood
The core of the Camaro ZL1 is the engine, a 6.2-liter V8 monster that comes with an Eaton supercharger, producing 650 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque. With this engine in place, along with the other elements of the car, the ZL1 can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a jaw-dropping 3.5 seconds and cover a quarter-mile in 11.4.If that isn't impressive enough, Chevrolet's run with the ZL1 on Germany's legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife clocked in at 7 minutes, 29.60 seconds, a new record for the ZL1 line.
Nuts and Bolts
Of course, there's more to the ZL1 than just the engine. Mechanically, there are multiple features that help provide top-end performance.Behind the V-8 is a standard six-speed manual transmission with short throw shifter to help the car get up to top speed quickly, though an optional 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifter could do much the same thing.
The ZL1's traction control systems, including an electronic limited slip differential (eLSD) and Chevy's Magnetic Ride Control suspension system, ensure that the maximum amount of energy is harnessed properly to keep the car on the road and moving forward.A 36-millimeter, high-performance radiator, along with two auxiliary radiators flanking it, ensure the engine is kept as cool as possible.
The New Style
Mechanical components are necessary to get the car up and running, but the body needs to be styled in such a way as to help reduce as much effort as possible for those mechanical components.Running 20-inch aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires helps give the ZL1 more grip on the road. The lines on the car are designed with exacting precision, from the front grille and its hollow "bow tie" logo to the wing spoiler in the back, all to help keep the flow of air as smooth as possible. Even the hood helps channel and radiate heat from the engine.
See the Camaro ZL1 at Your Valley Chevy Dealers
Interested buyers can get a base model Camaro ZL1 for a little over $61,000, with additional features naturally adding to the cost. If you really feel the need for speed and want a top-tier muscle car to satisfy that need, visit your nearest Valley Chevy dealer and set up a test drive today. It may not be the Nürburgring, but it'll be a lot of fun!