Dodge has currently swept the muscle car field with the introduction of its 707 hp Challenger and Charger Hellcat. Although these two vehicle aren’t meant for track day thrills, they still boast more power than any Camaro in stock configuration.
But rather than cater to just the folks who want to go on green, Chevrolet and the Camaro team have been carefully mastering the art of stop, go and turn with the fifth-generation Camaro ZL1 and Z/28. That’s why Chevrolet is most definitely readying their answer in form of an all new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Courtesy of Top Speed, the fine folks have rendered us what a plausible (2018?) Camaro ZL1 could look like. It’s quite believable, with a more aggressive front fascia fit with more aero bits, a lower overall stance, accentuated power bulge and more.
But what kind of power could be under the hood this go around?
Back in April, Hod Rod decided to create an elaborate ruse about a twin-turbocharged 6.5-liter V8 engine producing well over 800 hp. It even prompted a curious response from Camaro lead engineer, Al Oppenheiser. While we strongly doubt an all-new engine will be under the hood, it’s very likely a 2018 Camaro ZL1 would continue to follow big-brother Corvette’s footsteps and land the LT4 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine. The LT4 is also lighter, and would only add to the 2016 Camaro’s recent diet in the best way possible.
Unless some sort of secret LT7 project is underway, our money is on this situation.
What is more likely, though, is the addition of carbon-fiber wheels and massive brakes for increased stopping power. But don’t expect a new Camaro ZL1 to get too track happy, because some things must be reserved for the inevitable return of the Camaro Z/28.
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