Today seems to be a proclaimed “Golden Age of Sports Cars”: on one end we have zippy, nimble cars like the Scion FR-S (Subaru BRZ), Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and even the Porsche Boxtser, representing simple driving enjoyment. Then there’s the 4,000-plus pound, 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which has been engineered to excel on anything involving tarmac. Drag racing? Absolutely. A Road Course? Even better. Moreover, the ZL1 comes with the necessary track tools, such as Performance Traction Management and launch control, to give the super pony the edge, resulting in a total blast to drive, while testing your level of sanity at the same time.
It’s because of these traits, that Automobile Magazine has awarded the Camaro ZL1 a spot on its All-Star list of 2013 — representing the best cars in America on the market today. The spot is well-earned, if you ask us. Will the 2014 Camaro Z/28 make the list next year? How about the 2014 Corvette Stingray? They’re certainly strong bets in our eyes.