2017 Camaro ZL1 with mind and muscles
A refined, driver-focused cockpit helps you get every last bit of performance from the supercharged 6.2L LT4 engine. Rocketing from 0-to-60 in just 3.5 seconds, running a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds and pulling up to 1.02 g in g’s, ZL1 is a sports car designed to dominate in any setting. Sweeping design accommodates airflow in this performance masterpiece. An all-new front fascia features massive upper and lower grille openings for maximum cooling.
A functional carbon-fiber composite hood air extractor moves air from the engine compartment to decrease lift, while a more aggressive front splitter and rocker moldings complete this sophisticated aero package. From the broader front fenders that house wider wheels and tires, to the downforce of its three-stanchion spoiler, ZL1 is designed to maintain a high level of performance from the first lap to the last.
Take hold of the flat-bottom, suede-wrapped steering wheel as the roar of the dual-mode exhaust rings through the tech-appointed cabin. Standard Recaro performance seats with sueded-microfiber inserts put you into the perfect position with cleverly designed bolsters that keep you planted in place and help reduce arm interference during quick shifts. Put your hand on the suede shifter, press your foot down on the accelerator and you’re off.
Available early 2017, the fully automatic convertible soft-top seamlessly hides behind a hard, body-colored tonneau cover when you want a taste of the open air. And it can be lowered by the press of a button or remotely using the key fob — even while driving up to 30 mph. The grille and front fascia provide even more airflow and features large outboard cooling ducts to push air to the brakes. Even the front Chevrolet bowtie badge has been hollowed out for maximum airflow. ■
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