2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Not an Ordinary Sports Car; Powerful 650 HP 10-speed Automatic Car

Mar 29, 2017 10:53 AM EDT | Hannah Jill

Picture the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as not your ordinary racing sports car. Aside from being a cool, top-down convertible, it has incredible speed similar to owning your very own fighter jet!

Car and Driver described the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as an "open air rocket ship", mainly because of its LT4 supercharged V-8 engine developed by General Motors. The car revs up on 650 horsepower and 650 lb-elevated Torque is generated through a six-speed manual transmission, or through the optional, new 10-speed automatic. Eleven heat exchangers were installed to prevent the Camaro ZL1 from overheating by Chevrolet's engineers.

A six-speed manual gearbox enables the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 enables it to travel with ease and speed. It is also gifted for the first time with a Hydra-Matic 10R90, which is General Motor's new 10-speed automatic.

The Hydra-Matic was co-created with Ford and is a $1,595 option. There is also the addition of a different torque converter and shift-control software. The result of so much power? Zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 198-200 miles per hour reported Ars Technica. And it can round a corner at 1G.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 performance is enhanced by its framework. Its front fenders widen the body by 16 mm. while the big grille in front prevents it from overheating.

Likewise, rear wings balance the downforce which could reach 150 lbs. A restructured rear bumper finishes the amazing bodywork.

There is a great absence of tire noise from the new Camaro, commented Autoblog. The comfortable bucket seats by Recaro make up for the lack of noise. So is the driver's seat.

Starting off at $69,435 for the manual transmission version, the price goes up to $71,830 for the automatic one. With a four-seat convertible like this 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the price is worth the trip!

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