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Spy Shots—2017 Camaro ZL1


This is the ’17 Chevy Camaro ZL1 convertible, caught while cold-weather testing in Northern Michigan.

Hot on the heels of the new Camaro itself, this ZL1 version should be able to make the most of its new, lighter and smaller platform in both coupe and convertible versions.

A Camaro ZL1 is expected to be powered by the supercharged 6.2L V8 from the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V, tuned to somewhere near 640 hp—a substantial boost over the old ZL1’s 550 horses. A six-speed manual is expected to be offered, but an automatic could also be available this time.

The ZL1 should appear around the same time as the announcement of a convertible version of the new Camaro, which will benefit even more from the car's weight reduction.

Expect the new cars to be on sale in time for the ’17 model year.


Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde