Well what-da-ya-know? Upon browsing the GM Authority photo galleries, I noticed a certain similarity between the steering wheels of the Chevy Camaro ZL1 and Sonic Z-Spec Show Car. Upon closer examination, it appears that both cars have the same exact flat-bottom steering wheel — save for the fact that the ZL1’s wheel is covered in suede while that of the Sonic is wrapped in leather.
This isn’t a big deal until you factor in the fact that the ZL1 will be substantially more expensive than the Sonic while using the same exact wheel! We’re talking $50,000 for the ZL1 and maybe $22,000 for the top-of-the-line Sonic (if it ever sees production, that is).
Since the Sonic Z-Spec is purely a show car and Chevy seems to have no plans for producing it (yet), this may not be such a big deal. However, this interesting discovery does beg the following question: should the ZL1 have a better (more unique) wheel than what we saw at Chicago? For starters, we’ve heard many a complaint about that parts-bin center piece…
So what say you? Sound off in the comments below!