2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Even though its makers say it’ll do just fine as a commute car, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1  ($TBA) is really all about delivering waves of pure adrenaline at the race track.

Last year’s Camaro was by no means a slouch, but the new model just blows it out of the water in every possible way.  The performance-oriented ZL1 boasts the same stiff chassis and superb handling of its predecessor, but amps everything up, thanks to a supercharged 6.2L V8 delivering 640 hp and 640 lb-ft. of torque.  This mighty engine comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, or a brand new 10-speed automatic, that’s supposed to perform like a true pro driver.

Adequate airflow is provided by a new grille with large openings (even the bow-tie logo is open), a huge splitter up front & a heat extractor on the hood, while widened front fenders & a substantial rear wing help the car keep a solid stability on the track.  Other details include a tweaked Magnetic Ride suspension system, selectable driver modes, 20″ aluminum wheels wearing sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, massive 15.35″ Brembo brakes, and an interior fitted with sporty Recaro seats, a D-shaped steering wheel (in suede), and more suede details with red sport stitching for a sharp look.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1