As it turns out, the range-topping Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is poised to kick all of our asses — and, as it currently stands, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 .
The official word from Chevy is that the ZL1 will come with an SAE rated 580 hp @6,000 RPM and 556 lb.-ft. @4200 RPM from its supercharged LSA engine — which has been rumored to have a different pulley than the one seen in the fantastic Cadillac CTS-V. But the best part about all of that raw gusto is that it brings the power-to-weight ratio to a mere 7.24 pounds per horsepower, which is less than the super-quick Nissan GT-R. However, the good news doesn’t end there.
The new ZL1 will also feature the next generation of the excellent magnetic ride suspension system currently found in the Corvette ZR1 and CTS-V, which is capable of adjusting the damping 1,000 times per second. It will also be equipped with electric power steering and track-ready necessities right from the factory, such as oil and rear differential cooling systems, and a high performance fuel system.Then there’s the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Zero Pressure rubber that is the closest thing to a racing tire this side of the pit lane. There’s also five different driving modes, designed for different weather conditions, as well as track conditions.
So, who’s excited?