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2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 arrives with 640-hp

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Chevy has unveiled the hottest version yet of the all-new Camaro - the 2017 Camaro ZL1. With 640 horsepower on tap, a new 10-speed transmission and various other performance upgrades, the Camaro ZL1 is sure to satisfy muscle car fans.

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Under the hood, the Camaro ZL1 is powered by the same LT4 6.2L supercharged V8 as the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V. In the Camaro, the 6.2L V8 generates 640-hp and 640 lb-ft. of torque. The V8 can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or an all-new 10-speed automatic. Other upgrades include, the Magnetic Ride suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential, a Driver Mode Selector, Custom Launch Control and dual-mode exhaust. At 200 pounds lighter than the old ZL1 and with 60 more horsepower and 80 more lb-ft. of torque, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 has a stronger power-to-weight ratio.

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The Camaro ZL1 also gets unique 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear tires, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires, Brembo brakes with six-piston monobloc front calipers and large, 15.35-inch two-piece front rotors. Compared to the other Camaro models, the Zl1 gets a larger front splitter, unique rockers, a wing-style rear spoiler and wider front fenders. Inside you'll find standard Recaro front seats, along with a sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob. Chevy's Performance Data Recorder is available.

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The 2017 Camaro ZL1 will arrive later this year.

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Source: Chevy

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