Following a preview earlier this month, Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2017 Camaro ZL1 at the New York Auto Show.
Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2017 Camaro ZL1 at the New York Auto Show.
Looking undeniably aggressive, the redesigned model has a unique front fascia with a “flow-tie” grille, a larger lower air intake, and a front splitter. The car has also been equipped with a heat extractor hood, wider front fenders, and aerodynamic side skirts. Other distinguishing characteristics include a prominent rear wing and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels which are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.
The sporty styling continues in the cabin as designers installed a flat-bottomed steering wheel, Recaro sport seats, and a unique shifter with suede upholstery. Rounding out the changes are red contrast stitching and obligatory ZL1 badging.
A supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine resides under the hood and produces an estimated 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet declined to reveal performance figures but noted the engine can be connected to either a six-speed manual or an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Since the ZL1 was designed for maximum performance, engineers equipped the car with Brembo brakes, a Magnetic Ride suspension, and an electronic limited-slip differential. Drivers will also find a Performance Traction Management system and a Driver Mode Selector.
The 2017 Camaro ZL1 will go on sale late this year and pricing will likely start north of $70,000.