Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 chief engineer gives a walk around (+video)

August 1st, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Fans of all things Camaro just can’t get enough info on the new top-spec ZL1 model. It’s understandable too with the ZL1 being the most advanced and progressive Camaro to come from GM in some time.

To keep everyone happy, a new video is doing the rounds online showing the latest high-performance coupe at the Camaro Homecoming event in, Ontario, Canada. Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser brought the car to the crowd, and then spent a few moments running through the ZL1 on camera.

For those who haven’t been keeping up with the ZL1’s progress, the 2012 model gets a range of upgrades over the standard Camaro offerings. In terms of design there are improved aerodynamics all around the car, including the ‘Mohawk’ bonnet vent. In the cabin, Chevrolet has gone with plenty of suede trim, adding it to the seats, steering wheel and shift lever. Under the bonnet things are more hush hush with no word yet on the ZL1’s exact power output. The supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine is a beast and there’s rumours that the ZL1 could be pumping out over 570 horsepower, but for now, all GM’s saying is that there’s at least 550 horses.

To find out more about the 2012 Camaro ZL1, check out the video below. Continue reading “Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 chief engineer gives a walk around (+video)” »