The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is entering the market and is more than ready to challenge even the most advanced of sports coupes. This can be in terms of straight-line acceleration, refinement, track capability, and even technology. Global Product Development executive vice president Mark Reuss shared that the Camaro ZL1 was designed to be the best at everything.
Powering the Camaro ZL1 is the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that can deliver 640 hp or 477 kW. Transmitting the amazing power of the engine is the six-speed manual transmission with its active rev matching or the 10-speed automatic.
Handling capability is made possible with the use of the stiffer and lightweight structure of the sixth-generation Camaro which is combined with the electronic limited-slip differential and the Magnetic Ride suspension.
Offered as standard technologies are the dual-mode exhaust, advanced connectivity features, and Driver Mode Selector. The Camaro ZL1 however is not just about the form but the functionality as well.
This 2+2 coupe delivers excellent performance when it comes to acceleration, braking, and handling, he continued. It offers the highest levels of technology and with its perfect chassis damping, Reuss added, it is fit even for daily driving. It can match a number of sports coupes, be it the price or the setting. Sales for the Camaro ZL1 start late this year.
The ZL1 offers a wide-range of performance technologies for both track and street. These include the electronic limited-slip differential, Driver Mode Selector, Custom Launch Control, Performance Traction Management, and the Magnetic Ride suspension that has been updated. Its power-to-weight ratio is better than the previous model and is even lighter by 200 pounds.
Even then, it still offers an extra 60 horsepower and 80 pound-feet more of torque. Overall, it provides a one-of-a-kind driving experience. Reuss said that the phrase that best describes the ZL1 would be ‘fast with finesse.’ He added that the ZL1 is not just balanced but has perfect damping and isolation.
This results in optimal performance and gives the driver the confidence regardless of what the situation is, like traveling from Pomono to Willow Springs and then to Pacific Coast Highway.