North American brand, GM decided to show off its latest high-performance coupe at the Camaro Homecoming event in Oshawa, Ontario.
Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer, brought the car to the crowd, and then spent a few moments talking about the ZL1 on camera and you can see here what he told about this beauty.
The new model gets a host of upgrades, which includes improved aerodynamics, suede to the seats, steering wheel and shift lever. General Motors has never stated an actual power number for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but rumor has it that the Camaro ZL1 could be pumping out over 570 horsepower, but for now, all GM’s saying is “at least 550.”
Beside this, Al Oppenheiser has also commented in the past that the ZL1 will get the ZR1′s Performance Traction Management system, transforming any idiot into Jimmie Johnson.
According to another rumor Ford may enter the 600-horsepower+ realm with its next GT500, it’s very likely Chevy will step up its game with the ZL1 in order to stay in the game, but these are just speculations for the moment.
This new model, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, will become the company’s new flagship model. Also it will rekindle the spirit of the original ZL1 of 1969. The classic model was one of Chevrolet’s fastest ever cars at the time, showcasing a 427 cubic-inch V8 producing upwards of 330kW.
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