We already know what the sixth generation of the Chevrolet Camaro will bring as the muscle car was released in May.
However, fans are always waiting to see the range topping trim and courtesy of a video posted on YouTube, we can get a glimpse of the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1. The video is filmed at one of the most famous tracks for testing, the road track in Nürburgring.
This is the first time we see the 2017 Camaro ZL1 without the bulky camouflage. All that is left is the black and white wrapping, but without the bulky camouflage, we get a glimpse of the exterior and styling of the sixth generation of the Camaro. The biggest change is the introduction of a huge grille, heat extractor on the hood, as well as a new design for the front bumper. Those are all the changes made up front, but the rear looks different as well. Highlights of the new design on the rear are the extremely large spoiler and the twin exhaust system.
We do not know the power of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but we can speculate a bit. The standard sixth generation of the Camaro is powered by an engine producing 455hp and can sprint to 60mph in just 4 seconds. It is already fast for a muscle car, but the ZL1 will use the 6.2-liter V8 engine that we previously saw in the Corvette.
What is certain is that the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will feature automatic transmission. This might be only speculation, but there are is no sound of shifting in the video, meaning that a manual gearbox is out of the question.
The new engine that will find its way in the Camaro ZL1 produces 650hp or more than 200 ponies more than the standard Camaro. The same LT4 6.2-liter V8 engine with supercharging is already present in the Corvette Z06 and the CTS-V trimming of the Cadillac. Compared to the current version of the ZL1, the 2017 Camaro will produce 80 more ponies under the hood. We can only wonder how close to the 3 seconds sprint mark the 2017 ZL1 will get, considering it packs a lot more ponies compared to the standard Camaro.
The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 is scheduled to debut during the Detroit Motor Show in January 2016. For the time being, the price details are also unknown. However, considering that the new platform will save some money due to its lower weight, one can expect price close to the current model. Just for information, the current model, the 2015 Camaro ZL1 starts at $55,000 for a manual coupe and goes to $62,000 for an automatic convertible.