The Z28 is dead. Gone. Kaput. Since the Z28 has traditionally slotted below the SS, that really makes sense. A super-Camaro was in the works though, and now it is here. (Early 2012, actually.) The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is… breathtaking. Not in an obvious sense – the visual differences are actually pretty subtle. But once you pop the hood, everything changes.
2012 Camaro ZL1 Specs
- 550 HP Supercharged 6.2 liter V8
- 550 lb-ft of torque
- Six speed manual transmission
- Who am I kidding, you’re too busy drooling to read this
Yes, that’s a flavor of the Corvette ZR1 engine under the hood. Granted, it makes 88 less HP than in the Corvette, but that’s too be expected. Think about it – this is easily the most powerful, fastest Camaro ever built. Ever.
Massive power. Six speed. Rear wheel drive. This is what an American car looks like, folks.
2012 Camaro ZL1 Gallery