There's no replacement for displacement.
While Chevy may have just recently blown our minds with the release of the performance figures for the upcoming 2017 Camaro ZL1, we have to yet to see the car out in the wild without camo. Now, thanks to an eagle-eyed poster on the Camaro6 forums we have our first look at the brand new, top-of-the-line Camaro. These shots of the ZL1 were taken in the metro Detroit area as engineers were working on the final development stage before the car hits dealer showrooms.
The photos feature two colors of ZL1 that were not seen in the press photos recently released by Chevy. The first car is finished in a brilliant shade of deep Garnet Red Tintcoat. The second is finished in Silver Ice Metallic. As you are probably well aware by now, the new 2017 ZL1 produces a whopping 650 horsepower and can hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds. That means it's faster than the current king of muscle cars, the Challenger Hellcat, by 0.1 seconds. Much of the acceleration gains achieved by the ZL1 were helped by the brand new Ford/Chevy developed 10-speed automatic transmission. The new transmission can shift faster than a dual-clutch but without the cost.
The new ZL1 Coupe will have a starting price of $62,135 with the Convertible coming in slightly higher at a starting price of $69,135 (a $7,000 premium). We can't wait to get our hands on one of these.