And it provides 650 Porsche-beating horsepower as standard for $70,000....just saying.
Right off the bat, the Camaro ZL1 is a muscle car to the core. Don’t let that agile Alpha platform fool you, it gets everything from a supercharged V8 making 650 horsepower—more than most drivers are prepared or able to handle—rear-wheel drive, and a manual transmission if the automatic is too dull. While opting for the 1LE package on that makes the Camaro more Nurburgring-ready than it already is, it’s still American in the sense it doesn’t get stripped out like a Porsche.
That’s one of Matt Farah’s only notes about the interior of the car, partially because there’s no time to look at the surroundings once the throttle gets hammered and shoots the "bad mamajama” towards the horizon. Keeping Farah from launching off the ground entirely is the hardware in Chevy’s notoriously aerodynamic 1LE package.
If it isn’t the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires and adjustable suspension holding grip in the corners, it’s the carbon fiber rear wing, air deflectors, and large dive plane on the front fascia. The aerodynamics don’t seem to do a thing to add too much drag to the car, as they do on the Dodge Viper ACR, but that's partially due to the torque figure that matches the ZL1’s horsepower and happens to be at peak levels around the 70 mph mark in 6th gear in case a Dodge Challenger wants to step outside of its domain for a fight.