Surprise: New Chevy Camaro ZL1 to pump out a massive 580-horsepower


The fastest Camaro ever…That’s what Chevy should call upcoming new ZL1.

Earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show when GM officially debuted the tarmac tearing top dog Chevy Camaro ZL1…they said it’s supercharged 6.2L engine would produce about 550 horsepower and a massive 550 lb.-ft. of torque.

Turns out they lied.

Today we get word from GM that the new Chevy Camaro ZL1 will instead show up at your dealership with 580-horsepower and 556 lb.-ft of torque.

“The Camaro ZL1 delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment. For sheer power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS,” said Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser.

According to GM the car is designed to be a high-performance driver with such features as:

“* the LSA 6.2L supercharged engine will produce an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kW) and is matched with a six-speed manual transmission with a dual-disc clutch system.

* Magnetic Ride Control, and advanced materials – including a vented carbon fiber hood insert. Extensive aerodynamic development designed for high-performance driving.

But why not take an up close and personal look at the new Chevy Camaro ZL1 in our exclusive Chicago Auto Show debut video below:

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