General Motors announced today that the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will be priced from $54,995 (the $900 delivery fee is not included)! What is more interesting is that the Camaro ZL1 will come as standard with Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Ride suspension.
For those who don’t know, the Camaro ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 580 hp and and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) , making it the most-powerful Camaro ever (still, the total output is smaller than the one delivered by the 5.8-liter V8 found on the 2013 Shelby GT500).
The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is capable to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.0 seconds using the manual transmission and in 3.9 seconds using the automatic transmission. The ¼ mile (from a rolling start) is done in 12.1 seconds at 119 mph using the manual transmission and in 12.0 seconds at 119 mph using the automatic transmission. The top speed is 180 mph (289 km/h) using the manual transmission and 184 mph (296 km/h) using the automatic transmission.
With these numbers we can say that the 2012 Camaro ZL1 is quite a bargain as it can challenge cars such as the Audi R8 GT ($196,800 – 550 hp/398 lb.-ft. of torque), the Maserati GranTurismo ($122,800 – 405 hp/339 lb.-ft. of torque) and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ($185,750 – 565 hp/ 479 lb.-ft. of torque).
Regarding the interior, the Camaro ZL1 comes as standard with leather seating surfaces with suede microfiber inserts and heated, powered-adjustable front seats, a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and a rear-park assist with a rear-view camera display integrated in the center rear-view mirror.
Morevoer, the 2012 Camaro ZL1 is available with six options: Six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift controls is $1,185; 20-inch, bright aluminum wheel package is $470; Power sunroof is $900; Stripe package is $470; Exposed-weave carbon fiber hood insert is $600; The suede package, including suede microfiber accents on the steering wheel, shift knob, and shift boot is $500.