When Chevrolet launched the new Camaro ZL1, an important information was missing. We learned about the 10-speed automatic transmission, the magnetic suspension, the huge air intakes… However, the exact power output was kept secret. Chevrolet wanted to surprise us.
Sadly, nothing stays hidden for long on the Internet: through an ordering guide leaked by Camaro6—an enthusiast’s forum—we know that the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 develops 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
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This will be more than enough to bring the ZL1 at the top of the food chain in the car’s lineup; the current most powerful sixth-gen Camaro, the SS, has "only" 455 horsepower. Considering it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in four seconds, we can imagine that adding the equivalent of a four-cylinder Colorado’s power output will help shatter speed records… or driving records.
As a reminder, the outgoing ZL1 got from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. This goes to show how good progress is to Chevrolet’s musclecar.