The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 continues to find praise wherever it goes. Motor Trend is the latest to take the most powerful Camaro from the factory and put it through its paces.
In the process, the review finds validation for the Camaro’s teams main goals: decimate at the drag strip, devour backroads and crush the race track. Through the 15-minute long review, all of those seem to be proven.
With power coming from the 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine, sent through the all-new, 10-speed automatic, delivery and response was deemed excellent. The electronic limited slip differential and Magnetic Ride Control are also credited for not beating up the driver and creating a fairly comfortable experience, despite the Camaro ZL1’s beastly intentions.
What’s most intriguing is the fact Randy Pobst actually clocks a quicker time around Willow Springs in the six-speed manual equipped Camaro ZL1, rather than the 10-speed auto ZL1. This could be due to many things (tires, comfort, etc) but it’s still interesting.
But, when all is said and done, there’s no denying the Camaro team has cooked up quite a car with the 2017 Camaro ZL1. We’re eager for what’s yet to come.