2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – the red monster arrived


Not so long ago the General Motors has presented 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 coupe sports car of the new generation, whose debut will take place in the framework of 2016 New York auto show. There is still need to add that the new car is much more powerful than expected, and new sports car presented has many other surprises.

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 release date

The release date of the top performance version of Camaro is scheduled in the last quarter of 2016.

Release date: late 2016

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 price

There is no actual pricing information yet, but according to rumors, it is expected to starting at $60,000 – about $5000 more than previous generation of ZL1. Actually, it is not surprising because the car has been changed a lot.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 rear

2017 Camaro ZL1 review

The main surprise awaits the audience in the design of the exterior. Through the usage of a number of new design decisions, designers making the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is truly aggressive. ZL1 got a new powerful bumper splitter, where the huge air intakes integrated in; flared wheel arches, big hood along with completely new and powerful fenders. Sports car put on a set of original 20-inch rims with the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar low-profile tires – by the way, this model of tires Goodyear company specially made for the new Camaro ZL1.

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2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 redesign

The developers emphasize that the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 had been tested “more than hundred” hoursin a wind tunnel. Thanks to that the aerodynamics of the coupe has been improved. In general, the appearance of new became much sportier and more aggressive than the standard version.

What is interesting, the car will be also available as a convertible.

2017 Camaro ZL1 convertible

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 interior

As for the interior design, then there is no much changes. There are new sports seats from Recaro trimmed with black high-quality Nappa leather with red stitching; the new multifunction steering wheel with flattened bottom rim, upholstered in the same leather, updated gear level, as well as a large number of nameplates with the ZL1 name. In addition, Chevrolet offers installation of Performance Data Recover system, which records the telemetry.

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2017 Camaro ZL1 interior

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 specs

That is the most interesting part of the new version of 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The company’s engineers equipped the new supercharged V8 engine V8 with working volume of 6.1 liters, which is borrowed from a fellow line Corvette Z06, but engine output reduced in 10 hp and now its power is 640 hp and 640 ft lb of torque. By the way, the previous generation of sports car has the similar V8 with the same displacement, but its output was only 580 hp and 556 ft lb of torque.

By default, Camaro ZL1 powertrain works with a six-speed manual transmission, but the client can install the latest Chevrolet 10-speed automatic, which was developed in conjunction with Ford engineers. In addition, as stated by representatives of the company, a new type of automatic transmission will be used until 2018 in eight GM models.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 engine

Of the remaining differences in trends should be mentioned Magnetic Ride adaptive suspension; electronic differential, powerful Brembo brakes; launch control (Quick Start System); torque distribution system as well as Driver Mode Selector.

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2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 performance

In comparison with its predecessor 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 dumped in weight of 200 lbs, but the dynamic characteristics of the car wasn’t revealed. However, apparently, new ZL1 will be much faster than the previous generation model, which is accelerate to sixty in 4.0 seconds (183 mph top speed) with automatic and 3.8 seconds (184 mph top speed) with manual transmission respectively.

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2017 Camaro ZL1 images

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance5
  • Design4.8
  • Features4.7
  • Fuel economy3.7

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