Don’t believe anything you read on April Fools Day. We published our own humorous pieces for the unofficial holiday, however ours were obviously not real. Hot Rod, however, published a fairly believable article claiming they had dug up performance figures and details on an upcoming ‘2016 Camaro ZL2’.
Luckily we remained sharp and didn’t believe Hot Rod’s piece, but more than one person out there definitely fell for the elaborate ruse. They claimed an upcoming high-performance ZL2 was going to arrive with a 6.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing over 800 horsepower along with carbon fiber wheels, 16-inch brakes and more claims. That would be great, but it’s quite obviously too good to be true.
The April Fools Day prank even caught the attention of Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser, who responded to a Facebook share of the article with “Hmmmmm!” Could Al be open to the idea of a twin-turbo V8 camaro with carbon fiber wheels? We sure hope so, but we’ll have to wait sometime to find out just what he has up his sleeve in regards to next-gen high performance Camaro.