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.