2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 650 HP: The Best Camaro So Far

Feb 08, 2017 08:10 AM EST | Carl Anthony Teves

The all new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is considered as the most powerful Camaro ever made. In fact, the car is faster than any muscle cars of yore and can do a lot of things that many muscle cars cannot.

What's new about the car? Well, other than losing nearly 100kg of ballast, it has inherited the Corvette Z06's supercharged 6.2-liter 650bhp/650lb-ft. The car is also fitted with the big Vettes Performance Traction Management system.

So far, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the cheapest car anyone can buy that can go a top speed of 200 miles per hour. If that's not enough, the car is equipped with the perfect engine amplifier.

All the front bodywork of the car is new, with wider fenders fitted to cover 285/30ZR20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 front tires surrounding ginormous 20x10 forged-aluminum wheels. Its front fascia has been improved so that air can absorb all ten of the heat exchangers stacked behind it.

Another big plus of the 2017 model is its big brakes. The ventilated iron discs up front measure 15.35 inches in diameter and are fitted with a Brembo six-piston calipers. Out back the vented rotors go around 11.7 inches in diameter and are squeezed by four-piston calipers.

What's more impressive about the 2017 model is that even without the help of line rock heating the tires, it can easily accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds or less. A quarter-mile should be consumed in just about 11.7 seconds at 127 miles per hour.

The car is well equipped with an all new 10- speed 10R90 automatic transmission, the car's greatest technical success to date. The car's transmission is co-developed with Ford which puts the 2017 model to take on the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the McLaren MP4-12C.

Prices for the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 starts at $63,435 including a $1,300 gas-guzzler penalty. The car is 70 horsepower more powerful than the last ZL1.


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