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.
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.