2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Spied in Early Stages of Testing

Chevrolet is wasting no time developing the next-generation Camaro ZL1.

Now that development on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible models are nearing completion, the American automaker’s engineers are turning their attention to the 2017 ZL1 variant. Spy photographers have caught this sports car in the early stages of testing. They’ve even created a few composite images comparing differences to last year’s spy photos of the regular 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. The 2017 ZL1 prototypes are sporting a more prominent front lip spoiler, new double-spoke wheels and what appears to be a larger rear spoiler, though it’s tough to tell because the vehicle is heavily disguised.

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On one of the prototypes, a camouflage panel on the hood has been slightly peeled back to reveal a large horizontal air vent, similar to what we’ve seen on the Cadillac CTS-V and Corvette models. Another ZL1 prototype is sporting larger rocker panels than the standard Camaro and that particular prototype looks more production-ready than the others.

Expect the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to be powered by a version of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine found in the current CTS-V and Corvette Z06. The model will likely debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show with production starting next summer.

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