Chevy announced several new models, such as Malibu and Silverado, but none of these will set the world on fire. Please don’t get us wrong, they are both great cars, but they won’t do more than simply delivering the goods. However, there is one model that attracts a lot of attention – the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Camaro is known as one of the best-designed cars by Chevrolet, and it doesn’t lack power. Its primary target is young people, but you can also see many middle-aged individuals driving this beauty. It comes with sharp edges, huge wheelbase, and four exhaust tips but this isn’t everything.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Review
Camaro is known as an aggressive car, and new refreshments will contribute even more to its aggressiveness. The very first thing you notice is the wheelbase. It has 20 inches in diameter and is bigger than usual. Goodyear designed special low-profile tires only for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. They are called Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar, and we can’t wait to put them to the test. Engineers did their best in order to improve aerodynamics, so there are slight changes in the design. It looks sportier than before, and there is even going to be a convertible.
Modern, strong and powerful are top three adjectives that describe new Camaro ZL1. With four exhaust tips, it looks quite astonishing. It offers plenty of space for each passenger, and five people can easily fit inside the cabin.
Nowadays, most of the car manufacturers tend to add more curves and rounded parts to their cars, but Chevy does another way around. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is coming with very sharp edges defying the market.
If you are waiting for the interior changes, you will be quite disappointed. Chevy didn’t want to change almost anything inside the cabin since designers were satisfied with the feedback of the previous model. Seats look a bit different, though. They were designed by Recaro and are made of black Nappa leather with red stripes added.
There are also numerous ZL1 nameplates all over the cabin. Bottom of the steering wheel is flattened which is quite unusual, even for Chevrolet. It is equipped with numerous buttons that enable a driver to control audio, windows, etc. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 offers some optional features such as Performance Data Recovery System. This one, in particular, is able to record telemetry. If you are intrigued by what you have read so far, then pay close attention to the rest.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Specifications
Such an aggressive and muscular car must come with a strong engine or else public will be disappointed. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is coming with the 6.2-liter OHV 16-valve eight-cylinder under the hood. This beast is able to produce 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. It’s one of the strongest engines Chevrolet ever used. At this moment, we don’t have info about the fuel economy, but it’ll definitely be tremendous.
It can go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Some tests say even 3.3s but let’s wait for more tests. Power is sent to the rear wheel, and there’ll be no other driving systems available. On the other hand, the transmission system is optional. It can be either six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic. Braking is going to be improved with 15.35-inch rotors accompanied with six-piston Brembo calipers. This engine is the real beast and it requires an exceptional braking system.
Release and Price
A lot of information is available and both price and launching date is among them. The good news is that the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 should be ready for sale in autumn this year. But the bad news is the price. New ZL1 costs an arm and a leg since you need to spend $60,000 if you want to own it.
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