After a delay lasting roughly three weeks due to a “quality assessment issue,” production for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is scheduled to resume at the Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant, according to a memo sent out earlier this week. Though it sounds like production won’t fire back up until possibly mid-April, if not sooner.
As far as the “issue” goes, some have mentioned a software bug. But really, we’re just glad its back online, regardless of what it was. And letters have been sent to those who have placed orders on the 580-horsepower four-wheeled budget supercar, informing them when they can expect their machines to arrive at the dealership.
Cars that had already been produced before the stoppage and had been held back from the waiting garages will begin shipping to anticipating owners in two to three weeks’ time, while those that still need to be built according to orders will follow. We’re not about to project how much they will assemble before the plant makes the transition to the 2013 model year. Currently, there are 3,000 – 3,400 units in the system that have been ordered.
The 2012 Camaro ZL1 carries a sticker price of $54,995 plus a $900 destination charge. But if that’s too much price, or power, the 426 horsepower 1LE will look to satisfy those looking for a little less brutality while providing more capability than the milder SS model — all for under $40,000 when it launches this summer.