Chevrolet has released the official specifications and pricing of their new Chrevrolet Camaro ZL1. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe price will start at $ 54,995, including Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Ride suspension.
The heart of the Camaro ZL1 is a supercharged 6.2 liter engine rated at 580 horsepower and 754Nm of torque making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever. The LSA features a Roots-style blower with an efficient four-lobe rotor set and compact intercooler.
The ZL1 also features a standard dual-mode exhaust system, with vacuum-actuated valves in the exhaust pipes for a refined exhaust note at low speeds as well as a free-flowing system for peak performance. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The Performance Traction Management integrates magnetic ride control, launch control, traction control, electronic stability control and electric power steering response to enhance performance. In addition, the Camaro ZL1 includes a rear-differential cooler, an integrated engine- and transmission-oil cooler, and brake-cooling ducts as standard equipment.
The interior of the Camaro ZL1 features standard leather seating surfaces with suede microfiber inserts and heated, powered-adjustable front seats. Standard technologies include a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system; USB and Bluetooth connectivity; and rear-park assist with a rear-view camera display integrated in the center rear-view mirror.
The Camaro ZL1 is available with six options: a six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift controls ($ 1,185), 20 inch, bright aluminum wheel package ($ 470), Power sunroof ($ 900), Stripe package ($ 470), Exposed-weave carbon fiber hood insert ($ 600), and a suede package, including suede microfiber accents on the steering wheel, shift knob, and shift boot ($ 500).
The Camaro ZL1 Coupe will go on sale in the spring of 2012, as a 2012 model. The Camaro ZL1 Convertible will go on sale in the summer of 2012, as a 2013 model. Pricing for the Camaro ZL1 Convertible will be announced later.