The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS offers up plenty of performance thanks to its 455 horsepower 6.2-litre V8, but General Motors is already busy at work developing a high-performance ZL1 variant, as evidenced by recent spy shots of the American muscle car.

These photos show what is suspected to be a sixth-generation Camaro ZL1 convertible prototype. Like the C7 Corvette Z06, the new ZL1 Convertible is said to be powered by GM’s 6.2-litre supercharged LT4 V8, which in other applications produced between 640 and 650 horsepower. Both a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission are also expected to be employed in the car.

The new edition of the Camaro ZL1 will benefit from the sixth-generation Camaro’s newer, lighter Alpha platform, which should help improve performance both in a straight line and through the corners. Upgrades to the braking system, suspension and interior will be present as well.

It’s not yet clear when the sixth-generation Camaro ZL1 convertible will debut, however it will probably arrive around the same time as the hardtop coupe variant.

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  1. This yet-to-be-unveiled 6th gen Camaro ZL1 roadster has some awesome specs to boast, and I reckon, it’s surely going to set the bar high for all upcoming drop tops and coupes; well, this is from a layman’s perspective. But, the one thing that daunts me big time about drop tops is the wind noise. I wish the upcoming ZL1 can efficiently rein in the turbulence while going flat out on open country roads. Well, my wind noise and turbulence woes was put to rest after my car buy mounted a Windblox wind deflector or something on my Mazda drop top!


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