With the release of the 2017 Camaro ZL1 comes enthusiastic and bold claims from executive vice president of Global Product Development, Mark Reuss. In a recent press release, Reuss states the new ZL1 is “designed to excel at everything” and will “compare well to any sports coupe, at any price and in any setting.”
The car company designed the ZL1 to excel on and off the track, with a focus on acceleration and handling. Power is delivered by a new supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine which boasts 640 horsepower. Buyers can choose from a six-speed manual transmission or opt for the all-new 10-speed automatic.
The ZL1 includes a host of new and updated features including an updated Magnetic ride suspension and electronic limited-slip differential. Thanks to a drop in weight by 200 lbs and an addition of 60 horsepower and 80 pound-feet of torque, the ZL1 comes in much more powerful than its predecessor. Finally, the optional 10-speed automatic transmission offers drivers, “new quick-shirt 10-speed with unique calibrations and hardware developed exclusively for the ZL1.” This new transmission will be introduced in eight GM models going forward.
Price and release date have not yet been speficied, but the car company states buyers can expect the new Camaro to go on sale later this year.