Not much time has passed since the sixth-generation Camaro was revealed to the public and so far it has a very good reaction. However, the new Camaro will be faster, lighter and also better looking than the previous generation. The exterior design of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 isn’t much of a mystery, but the situation under its hood can be much different from the previous model.
The six-generation Camaro’s front fascia become more aggressive. It has bigger splitter, while the SS’ standard grille will transform into a two-piece unit and have a bespoke mesh. The ZL1 has thin, horizontal slats placed in the slim grille between the headlamps. The sides of the ZL1 will have new black-painted side skirts and twin-five-spoke wheels in gloss-black. The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will also have a lowered suspension setup. At the back, there should be a new diffuser andspoiler. Also, this model could come offering a couple of exterior colors exclusive to the ZL1.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will benefit from the Camaro’s redesigned interior and it will come packaged with a few options as standard. We can expect the new Recardo performance front bucket seats for better lateral support. There will probably be a unique dashboard inserts, along with a bespoke heads-up display. The optional list will probably include a power sunroof, suede for the steering wheel and shifter. Also, it can have a couple of special technology and appearance packages.
Engine and specs
The previous ZL1 was powered with a supercharged 6.2-liter, LSA V-8 engine, but it is unlikely that the company will use the same engine this time.It will probably use the Corvette Z06’s LT4. This unit shares a lot from the same architecture with the standard LT1, but it has an arry of new parts designed to produce higher power outputs, and nonetheless it is much lighter. New Camaro ZL1 is powered with 6.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine which is mated to either a six-speed manual or all new ten-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 ZL1 will come with around 640 hp and 640 lb-ft of of torque. Since the previous ZL1 had 580 hp and 556 pound-feet of torque, this model will come, evidently, with more power and torque.
If we take into consideration the lighter platform and a more powerful engine, the ZL1 should be able to achieve from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, and it is 0.2 seconds quicker than its predecessor.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 release date and price
At this point, it is very early to talk about prices, but this model will probably stay the second-most expensive Camaro after the Z/28. The price of the 2015 model starts from $55,505, so it can be assumed that the next-generation will be somewhere around $58,000 before options. Unfortunately, the launch date is not yet available but as the rumors say we can expect it at fall of 2016 as 2017 model.
The main rivals to this car are the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and the Shelby GT, and this model will likely not be as powerful as the Hellcat. The good things about this model is that the new Camaro’s design makes the ZL1 even more aggressive and it will also come with more power and torque.
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