2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s Engine Will Develop 580 HP: Official Specs

Are you a Chevrolet Camaro fan? Well, probably you wondered in recent years how many ponies the reborn ZL1 will be able to put down. Today you’ll find the answer to this question, because the American brand released the official specifications and we are here to reveal to you.

As a refresher, this car was rated for the first time at 550 hp and 550 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque coming from a LSA 6.2-liter supercharged mill.

However, now, thanks to Camaro engineers on Thursday who offered media members a preview of the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, we learned that upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-fighter will come fitted with a 6.2-liter, supercharged LSA V8 engine which will develop 580 hp at 6,000 rpm, and 556 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm, besting Chevrolet’s original targets for the engine’s output and bettering its efficiency in Cadillac’s CTS-V by 24 hp and 5 lb-ft.

As the Camaro team explained, the engine’s improved numbers come thanks to “a unique induction system, with a lower-restriction air filter, dual ‘bell mouth’ inlet paths, and improved airflow through the supercharger housing. Other changes include a higher-efficiency supercharger intercooler and electric power steering system, which consumes less engine power than hydraulic-steering systems,”  according to Auto Week, who was present at the media event.

Finally, no details about pricing were released, although $50,000 is a good estimate, give the sticker of the Ford competitor. The ZL1 will show its face at the upcoming 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, so stay tuned for details.

For our previous post about this car described by Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser, click here.

Source: AutoWeek

One Reply to “2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s Engine Will Develop 580 HP: Official Specs”

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