It was the rumor, and now it’s a reality: after months of speculation, and first guesstimates of 640 horsepower, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will come out swinging with all 650 ponies available in its C7 Corvette Z06 cousin.
That makes the application of the 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 engine faster than the 2017 Cadillac CTS-V, which also utilizes the latest version of the blown small-block V8. But, that’s not all. Check out the impressive stats below:
- 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
- Quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph
- 1.02 g max cornering
- 60-0 mph braking in 107 feet (32 meters)
- 220-pound (100 kg) weight reduction
Chevrolet states these performance specifications were achieved with the Camaro ZL1’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
A 3.5 second 0-60 time was a supercar number merely 10 years ago. Now, the Camaro is nearly a 10-second car out of the box. Well done Camaro team, well done indeed.