Chicago 2011: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Chevrolet has officially debuted their most technologically advanced Camaro ever at this year's 2011 Chicago Auto Show. Resurrecting the ZL1 name from 1969, the original featured an all-aluminum engine displacing 427 cubic inches. Originally meant for racing, Chevrolet ended up building 69 units. Chevrolet is still a bit mum on details, but initial estimates put the supercharged and intercooled 6.2-liter LSA V8 out around 550 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque.

It's mated to a six-speed manual that uses a dual-disc clutch, which enables the unit to handle the extra power. There's also a unique dual-mode exhaust system that can actually alter the sound level in response to engine RPM. In staying true to its ancestor, the ZL1 is fitted with a new electric power steering system and Magnetic Ride Control with both Tour and Sport modes. Brembo brakes are fitted to each wheels. And, of course, Chevrolet designed a unique front fascia that has a front splitter, vertical fog lamps, and air intakes for brake cooling.

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The new aluminum hood is raised with a satin black carbon fiber insert that can increase downforce. There's also a rear spoiler and new 20-inch aluminum wheels. No pricing has been announced, but the ZL1 is expected to be in dealerships in early 2012.

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