The latest iteration of the Chevrolet Camaro, the Zeta platform, has been out for 2 years now. I still feel the same way, nice motor, nice exterior, absolutely horrible interior and execution. You don’t have to look very far to find that Camaro has had some serious paint problems and visibility inside is horrendous. Why haven’t these issues been addressed or at least publicly announced that they are or will be fixed?
Now we have an updated Camaro, known as the ZL1, which has plenty of the aforementioned good sides. A 6.2 liter super-charged engine brings plenty of meat to the 2nd pony car. Although it’s not like all that displacement is bringing absurd amounts of power, 580 horses is all that the Camaro brings to the table, which is only slightly more than the 5.4 that Ford offers in their Shelby GT500. (The 2013 Shelby GT500 announces power gains of up to 660 hp!! -ed.)
Strictly speaking, the outside of the Camaro ZL1 is slightly different than a standard Camaro purchased from any dealership. The ZL1 has some pretty new badges and some phat shoes to roll around on. Which, in my opinion are what makes the car, these rims give the Camaro body a very aggressive look and aid in the actual handling of the gas guzzling sports car.
Gas shouldn’t be a concern to people who are planted firmly in Chevrolet’s target market. Expect to spend $55k before taxes and possibly a little more depending on availability and how rabid Chevy fans are for this new Camaro.