2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 good for 580 Horsepower

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Back when word of the new Super Camaro, the ZL1, came out, it was thought to be packing a mere 550 horsepower. Chevy decided not to release that embarrassment of a vehicle, and upped the ante. The 2012 Camaro ZL1 will officially have a whopping 580 horsepower. That’s right, five hundred and eight ponies from the supercharged 6.2 liter V8. That’s 30 more than the biggest rival, the Shelby GT500. No doubt, this is why Chevy scrambled to find a few more horses.

Droolworthy power is an understatement, really. This thing is bordering on ridiculous in the horsepower department. The only problem is one of weight. The modern Camaro is a hefty little guy, of course. But dress one up in ZL1 trim and it works out to approximately 4200 pounds. Yikes.

Seriously though, that’s a lot of power.

580 horsepower, 556 lb-ft of torque. Even with the extra weight… this thing will be blindingly fast.

Read more about the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1.

Published on September 12, 2011 in Chevrolet

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