Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: The Need For Speed

Posted by at 3 October 2017, at 12 : 22 PM

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: The Need For Speed

Sometimes when you’re on the lookout for a new motor only the finest, fastest machine will suffice. You might be thinking along the lines of a Porsche 911 GT2 or a Lamborghini Huracan. However, you may want to stop to consider the new sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Take a look at how this beast of an automobile stacks up when put through its paces. If you don’t have pockets as deep as the Atlantic, you can still have a read and daydream.


When you first set eyes on the ZL1, it is immediately recognisable as a Camaro. The sleek lines are all in the right place, it has the ubiquitous mean grimace of the rad at the front, and the spoiler seems to have a life of its own. The chassis almost looks like a caricature of a sports car with its oversized grill and almost ridiculously wide tyres. This is what makes the ZL1 such a unique vehicle – its eccentric style oozes quality, meanness and ferocity.

There are more customisable options for the look of your potential new set of wheels than you can shake a stick at. If you venture over to Win Chevrolet, you’ll see a whopping ten different colours for the paintwork from bright yellow to nightfall grey metallic.

The interior is sporty with a flat-bottomed steering wheel to continue the illusion that you are some sort of Le Mans racer. There’s not an ounce of 1980s walnut dash in sight with cool and minimalist aluminium being the order of the day. The infotainment provision is top notch, and there is a feeling of spaciousness within the cab that you rarely find within the supercar species.

The Unique Driving Experience

As with most Camaros, you need to be willing for the car to drive you to a certain extent. It’s up to you to tame the beast in the same way as a rider does when he leaps up onto an undomesticated stallion for the first time. Weighing over 1700 kg, this machine provides a fantastic and exhilarating, if often bruising ride, but that’s the fun of a Camaro. It’s unpredictable and brutal.

The Camaro will see you hit G-forces you never thought possible in a four-wheeled vehicle as it’s able to reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The thrill of the ride at this speed will see you rolling around the cabin like a bucking bronco, but it’ll be worth the trauma. With the increased width of the Goodyear tyres adding to the grippiness of the beast, this car can be controlled surprisingly easily.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: The Need For Speed


If you have a spare $80,000 knocking around down the back of the sofa, there’s no better way to spend it than on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Designed with the car enthusiast in mind, you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from the adrenaline-inducing drive you’ll experience. The ZL1 really is the perfect supercar and sports car hybrid that can be enjoyed by the masses.

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