Camaro ZL1 Rated at 580-HP

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

The exact horsepower rating of the upcoming Camaro ZL1 has been a closely guarded secret, until now. When initially unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show Chevy representatives were clear that while it shares its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with the Cadillac CTS-V, it would make more horsepower than that model. More recently came reports that the number would exceed 570-hp. Now, Jalopnik reports that after speaking with Chevy engineers during a recent visit to GM’s Milford Proving Grounds, they can confirm an SAE rated 580-hp at 6000 rpm.

In addition to this the ZL1 model will also get track-capable cooling systems for the transmission, differential and brakes, not to mention some extra-grippy Michelin Pilot Sport Cup rubber. And, as previously reported, the car will also get GM’s incredible magnetic ride shock absorbers and the ZR1′s Performance Traction Management system.


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[Source: Jalopnik]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Carl Carl on Sep 09, 2011

    When is Chevy going to modernize the dashboard? With in dash navigation and automatic temp control?