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Camaro ZL1 to Get a Huge Facelift and Lots of Muscle
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Camaro ZL1 to Get a Huge Facelift and Lots of Muscle

The Camaro ZL1 just get even better and more powerful. According to AutoWeek, the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will boost 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This means that the new Camaro ZL1 will now match the output for the Corvette Z06.

When the 2017 Camaro ZL1 was first introduced at the New York International Auto Show in April, Chevrolet said that the Camaro’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 would have at least 640 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque when it goes on sale late this year.

The 107-page order guide for the 2017 Camaro lineup has been posted earlier by fan forum Camaro6.com lists the car’s output at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, which Chevrolet has not yet confirmed. But those big horsepower numbers don’t come as a big surprise to everyone because the new power engine has already been used in another Chevrolet product, the Corvette Z06. That car uses the same LT4 engine.

Aside from the new power engine, the new ZL1 will also feature a wider front fender, a lower grill opening for improved cooling, a new front splitter, a carbon hood insert, unique rockers and Magnetic Ride suspension, which includes magnetorheological dampers filled with fluid impregnated with iron filings. It will be paired with either a six-speed manual or a new 10-speed automatic, Chevrolet said. In addition to transmission upgrades, the new car will also have 11 standard heat exchangers.

With all of those features and additional power boost, coupled with the sixth-generation Camaro’s Alpha platform, the new ZL1 could now beat its predecessor.

But even for those additional horsepowers and car muscles, the new ZL1 can’t still match the monstrous output of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which currently powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi Hellcat. The engine is said to be one of the most powerful muscle car engines on the road today.

The new 2017 Camaro ZL1 coupe will go on sale later this year, with the convertible model reaching showrooms in early 2017.

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