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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: high-performance version from 2016

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D The basic Camaro is available in the SS equipment and LT as well as with three motors. A 279 hp turbo four-cylinder, a 340 hp 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 and a 6.2-liter V8 with 462 hp. The real coronation now follows with the ZL1, which will celebrate its world premiere at the New York Auto Show and will be launched in mid-2016.

649 hp in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The thickest pound the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which should feel just as much at home on the racetrack as it does on the boulevard, will be wearing the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 again under the bonnet. In its latest expansion stage, the eight-cylinder in the Corvette Z06 has 659 hp and 881 Nm. GM does not admit quite that many to the Camaro ZL1. Nevertheless, 649 PS and 868 Nm of torque are enough to break the 300 km /h sound barrier.

The Camaro ZL1 is shifted using a manual six-speed gearbox or an automatic. The completely new ten-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel is used for the first time.

Furthermore, the ZL1 uses a Magnetic Ride chassis, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential on the rear axle, a sports exhaust system with valve control and a drive program selection system and a launch control.

ZL1 with optimized aerodynamics

The Camaro ZL1 is also upgraded in terms of optics. The front apron receives new, larger air inlets and an additional spoiler lip. The side skirts are clad more expansively and the rear apron creates space for a more pronounced diffuser and four fat tailpipes. The spoiler placed on the trunk lid is a little more generously dimensioned than on the production model. In order to protect the engine from death by heat, the hood is given ventilation gills and carbon inserts in addition to the large power dome. A larger Brembo sports brake system with 390 discs and six-piston calipers on the front axle pays tribute to the increased performance. In the wheel arches are 20-inch alloy wheels with 285/30 tires at the front and 305/30 tires at the rear.

In the interior, Recaro sports seats and a sports steering wheel with a flattened bottom stand out. The ZL1 can optionally be equipped with a data recording system.

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