The ZL1 is a step up from the basic Camaro, and underneath the hood is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8, paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, making a whooping 650 hp.
Rory’s test car is not a standard ZL1. The engine comes with an upgraded air intake and throttle body, LT4 supercharger, and a stage 2 3-port methanol injection kit. The results are explosive, putting out 770 hp.
The ZL1 has two transmission options, a 10-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. If you are looking for driver involvement, you’ll be okay with the manual gearbox. However, the automatic shifts nicely. According to Chevrolet, it’s quicker than a Porsche PDK.
A standard ZL1 will do 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, but this is a lot angrier. Its rev range is insane. Flat out, this Camaro will leave black marks on the tarmac and a trail of smoke confusing anyone that might be trailing at the back.
While it’s far from standard, this Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 looks sensational. If you are keen enough, you will notice the front bumper comes from the ZL1 1LE, a hardcore track special from Chevy. It also comes with an aftermarket carbon splitter, chameleon front windscreen, customized black badges, and a new rear diffuser.