Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 2018 review

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

We get behind the wheel of the 2018 iteration of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and it’s impressive – making it all the more depressing that it won’t be made available for the UK market

The ultimate pony car, for now at least. The Camaro ZL1 combines the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 from the Corvette ZR1 with the marginally increased practicality of its cramped four-seat cabin. It’s also sold at a substantial discount, $62,500 for the regular ZL1, and $71,300 for the more track-focussed ZL1 1LE.With 641bhp the mighty V8 outguns the current top-spec Mustang GT350 by 115bhp, but the more important statistic for GM’s engineers is the 7:16 Nordschlieffe time a 1LE posted in 2017. Not only is it massively cheaper than any other car to have posted comparable performance, it also achieved that time with a manual gearbox.A 10-speed autobox is also available, and we drove both a ZL1 auto and a ZL1 1LE manual on the roads of Michigan. Both feature styling that turns the aggression of the standard Camaro to something close to a steroid rage, with a huge front splitter and the bonnet’s power bulge finished in raw carbon fibre. The 1LE adds extra winglets and aerovanes, plus a huge rear wing; it also gets user adjustable track suspension as standard.

Source: Autocar Online

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