Comments - Rumor: 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 To Have Over 570HP

Published: Jul 18, 2011
Description: We've known that the upcoming Camaro ZL1 will have some serious power under the hood. But how much exactly? Word now is that the 2012 ZL1 will be drawing some close comparison to the Corvette ZR1...
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Michael Palazzo Sep 11, 2011
More power than a Ferrari 458, more tourque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12 and better power to weight ratio than Porsche 911 GTS!
Michael Palazzo Sep 11, 2011
Chevy just announced for sure that the ZL1 officially has 580 horsepower and 556 torques!
Norman Agustin Jul 19, 2011
I would love to buy this car, but it will definitely be out of my price range. I hope the Z28 will be more affordable.
Josh Sutton Jul 18, 2011
Well...only the good ones will be exclusive.
Michael Gallagher Jul 18, 2011
Way it should have been done. And now not everyone will be able to afford so they will finally be more exclusive. Good.
Caleb Lochridge Jul 18, 2011
Ya it is. This is gonna be one bad camero :-)
Robby Bradford Jul 18, 2011
Uhhhh... Holy crap that is a lot of power
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
yes! I knew it was going to have over 550!
Description: There are even rumors that the Camaro ZL1 will top the Shelby GT500 in horses, at least for the time being. The GT500 generates its power from a 5.4-liter aluminum engine and produces 550hp and 510 lb...
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Jenny Friederichs Jul 24, 2011
trading my 2011 2ss in for this one.....I luv my car but I went with an automatic, zl1 will be stick
Daniel Gil Jul 20, 2011
I still prefer the GT-R
Anthony Villa-Garcia Jul 19, 2011
Um guys the C7 corvette is comming out soon, so if the camaro beats the vette, then it's only for two or so years.
Ken Madison Jul 19, 2011
I agree. I would never leave my Z06 for another camaro Maybe if I couldnt gave a corvette in the future. That would be the only way.
Phillip Greene Jul 18, 2011
thats the zl1 bro this is it, their saving the z28 name for a track pack deal later for a boss 302 compeditor
Chris Penza Jul 18, 2011
What happened to the z28 that would have 560bhp?
Anthony Villa-Garcia Jul 18, 2011
Also i believe the 2011 gt500 was already revised, because 4.6 versus base gt at 4.1??? Your numbers have to be wrong.
Anthony Villa-Garcia Jul 18, 2011
Price for ZL1 are going to be high and probably over the vette (base), but were going to have to see, and if its more than the gt500, supersnake anyone.
Ken Madison Jul 18, 2011
The corvette grand sport will beat this in a straight line.... I wouldn't worry about competing with the corvette.
Dale Fredriks Jul 18, 2011
The GT500 is reaching Viper numbers!! And yet it costs like half as much.
Caleb Lochridge Jul 18, 2011
I'm thinking the same thing Josh. If camero is gonna be this bad, surely the next gen corvette will be amazing
Anthony Cordiale Jul 18, 2011
With all that power you need good tread or it's nothing
Anthony Noon Jul 18, 2011
I wonder if production cars will have 800-1000hp in another 15 years.
Anthony Noon Jul 18, 2011
Does anyone remember the 90's when LT1's were ruling the streets? It's strange to think that in less then 20 years we doubled normal cars hp. I remember 383's with 400 hp and I was like dam! Now the car comes with almost 600. It's amazing.
Zach Pate Jul 18, 2011
I read this in a magazine in the airport, in excited
Josh Sutton Jul 18, 2011
I hope this means the next-gen Corvette will be that much better :D
Davey Edwards Jul 18, 2011
I think the mustang is alot lighter than the maro. So they'll need more than 20 extra horses. But the stang has initial grip problems so chevy should work on the rear end
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
The ZR1 is still gonna be faster. It still has more hp and weighs a lot less. Can't wait for this thing to come out!
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
@ tony, yeah the whole purpose of the ZL1 is to compete with the GT500, but this article is suggesting that the ZR1 & ZL1 will compete.
Robby Bradford Jul 18, 2011
600 horses in a pony car is a whole hell of a lot... these things are gonna be sick
Edith Wharton Jul 18, 2011
Chevy has no reason to battle themselves so I cant see them making the camaro better than the vette. They purposely have the vette as the leader
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Jul 18, 2011
guys all that wont matter because you know the people at FORD will build another GT500 thats stronger then the ZL1 & vise versa (FORD & CHEVY been at it for a long time) its expected!
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
they took some technology out if the vette to the ZL1 like the launch control system, but the vette will still be quicker, why would Chevy compete with themselves.
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
Personally, I like the Maro's design ALOT more than the Vette's watered-down Ferrari look. But that's just my 2 cents
Adam Zarytsky Jul 18, 2011
I think the vette will be fine... They are different enough
Arron Varney Feb 04, 2013
if you dont like it on facebook you love to beat poor people
Arron Varney Feb 04, 2013
lovely just lovely
Anthony Villa-Garcia Jul 19, 2011
ZR1 price equals supersnake price, 1100HP!!! Just saying, and i think the GTR beats the Z06 in the track because it has proper downforce. I think the Z06 doesnt have a wing because chevy wants to keep its straight line speed higher.
Patrick Schalk Jul 19, 2011
Hahaha those over a ZR1? You people are straight up crazy.
Vincent Butler Jul 19, 2011
for the amount of money you will be spending for zr1. If I had the choice/money I honestly would buy back my old rx7 or 93-98supra or even NSX.
Michael Bichay Jul 19, 2011
And if you wanna keep talking letme see some sources
Michael Bichay Jul 19, 2011
You can't even bother going on the R35, when it has less HP and more weight than the zr1, and can still keep up, even better
Michael Bichay Jul 19, 2011
@Ken if your referring to the one where the GTR got 7:24 IN semi-wet conditions while your vette got 7:26, then YOU my friend have your facts twisted.
Greg Lewis Jul 19, 2011
To the SRT8 buyers, hit eBay, they have a ton for sale, less 5.7's and hardly any 6's. Right now the 6's are popular cause gas prices. Also camaro needs less models, too many versions! Go back to 6, RS and Z28 with a couple engine options.
Ken Madison Jul 19, 2011
So my C6 will plow a GTR in the bung if Jim Mero is driving it....
Ken Madison Jul 19, 2011
Michael... Please look up lap times, the 2012 Z06 bets the latest R35 GTR around the nurburgring by 3 seconds... The ZR1 beats it by 5 or 6. Check your facts.
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
That's what you said. And I didn't look. Good call on my part.
Michael Bichay Jul 18, 2011
@Patrick now youre not making any sense.. And it's clearly stated under "My Cars" wtf lol
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
Haha is it? Cause I'm pretty sure you said the Japanese know how to do it better. And I was just joking about the Civic. I didn't think you actually had one. Makes it even better
Michael Bichay Jul 18, 2011
Do NOT get me wrong though, Chevy is my fave American car brand
Michael Bichay Jul 18, 2011
@Anthony You're 3 years late. Dude just quit your arguments are just irrelevant lol
Michael Bichay Jul 18, 2011
But it's been proven that a R35 beats your c6 LOL
Michael Bichay Jul 18, 2011
@Patrick uh wtf first off I'm not your riceboy that tunes them up, its used for daily commuting like they should. Second civics don't compete with c6s wtf so get your facts straight
Anthony Villa-Garcia Jul 18, 2011
Uh back to the pic, does anyone think chevy copied BMW headlights? The circle thing design...
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
Hahaha Michael is your fart box Civic fast than a C6? Or even C5 for that matter? OR even C4?
Phillip Greene Jul 18, 2011
bull shit name one tuner that can take a vet any one sep the base that one hardly counts any way and i swear if u even think gtr ur moron, and it plastic because it has a space frame it doesnt need a steel body
Caleb Lochridge Jul 18, 2011
And oh ya, ZR1 0-60 time is 3.3
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
Well when I compare cars, I compare them by price. Comparing those two when the ZR1 costs half as much is crazy to me'. I'll admit I'm a Vette fanboy but regardless there are only a few people on this app that give credit where it's due when it comes
Caleb Lochridge Jul 18, 2011
A GT2 RS's 0-60 time is 3.4. That is from the Porsche website. If you know a GT2 to run 2.9 and be faster than a ZR1, then it's not stock. So ya, buy a $245k car (GT2 RS) and mod it, then brag about beating a stock ZR1 ($110k car)
Keenan Casteel Jul 18, 2011
@Patrick I don't really care if the ZR1 is faster than the 911. I know the GT2 has clocked a 0-60 of 2.9 which is faster than a ZR1's. Cheers from a fellow Oklahoman even though we disagree.
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
Shoot yeah. There's tons of good deals here in the Midwest. Lots of muscle cars. I want a Chally so bad. I'd also like to buy a Prowler and put a 6 speed Hemi in it. Mike buy a Chally
Josh Sutton Jul 18, 2011
People in the Midwest must be crazy- there are loads of SRT-8's for sale.
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
You crack me up, bud. But I just might look into it. Thanks
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
I found a Hemi Orange SRT8 Chally in Valencia, CA. Look on Autotrader. Sorry to everyone for getting off track. Carbuzz should make a small forum for different discussions.
Dale Fredriks Jul 18, 2011
I'm gonna end this. If you have the ZR1, if you get asked what you drive, you say,"I have 638 horsepower." that's the end.
Phillip Greene Jul 18, 2011
yea the challenger is sweet lookin and it sounds nice but at almost 6000lb its goin nowhere fast might as well be a two door charger, moded out it cud be fast iv seen some but stock its just a eye candy nothin els to it
Caleb Lochridge Jul 18, 2011
@Keenan, I see your point but I'd rather say "I have a ZR1" and leave it at that.
Caleb Lochridge Jul 18, 2011
@Matt, where r u getting your numbers? They were talking about the 911 Turbo which 0-60 time is 3.5 Now the 911 Turbo S is faster than the ZR1 at 3.1 (these numbers are from Porsche's website)
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
Dammit, Patrick, I'm trying to talk Maro, and you pull me to the left with my Chally banter. Bet your ass I much prefer the Mopar overall.
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
Like the ACR, I don't think that specific Chally drops in value, right away.
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
Honestly, I can't find anyone selling a used SRT8 Chally within my Tri-State vicinity. Check out Edmunds yourself. Nobody in CA, NV, or AZ is crazy enough to get rid of a sweet ass ride like that.
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
You can definitely get a used one for that much. I've seen them around. It'd be worth it if you ask me.
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
If I can get an SRT8 Chally for $35k,, Patrick, then I'm B-lining to the dodge dealership right now. Not the case here in soCal. This ZL1 is estimated MSRP of over $50k. (Z06 price territory)
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
I'll keep my f body as well and if I get around to shelling out around 35k for a new muscle car I'm getting an SRT8 Chally. I'll have too many projects though with my Jeep and C5 Z06 though
Matt Hammett Jul 18, 2011
911 are slower than a corvette? 911 0-60 in 2.7 Zr1 0-60 in 3.4
Anthony Noon Jul 18, 2011
To tell you the truth I love my fbody and I would love another camaro but last time a drove one those blind spots were terrible. It had the visibility of a corn maze. Once they fix that and looks good, I'm buying.
Greg Lewis Jul 18, 2011
At some point hp is just stupid much, I personally couldn't afford that as a daily driver, let alone as a brand new toy for the garage... Big question is, did chevy fix the blind spots that the pillar creates? That was the complaint, not lack of hp.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Jul 18, 2011
with a 100 grand ill take a ZR1 over a Porsche thats the same price all day (you get the most for your money with the ZR1)
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
Shane are you kidding? This looks WAY different than a base model. Come on meow.
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
yeah I actually think the Porsche is a lot nicer but the most Porches cost way more and are slower.
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
Keenan's got the right idea. But I have several other reasons (resale value being on the top 10 list)
Robby Bradford Jul 18, 2011
I love the headlights on camaros... They do a real good job of them
Keenan Casteel Jul 18, 2011
I agree with Mike. You can say "I have a Corvette." Or you could say "I have a Porsche 911 Turbo." Porsche=European=Better than the stupid Corvette.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Jul 18, 2011
Mike are you serious? (unless you were talking about a 911 turbo) wich cost more then the ZR1
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
yeah the GT2 RS Porsche has the same 0-60 and costs over twice as much and has less power, I'm sticking with the ZR1
Peter Bruschi Jul 18, 2011
why? ZR1 drops porches like flies
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
For the price of a ZL1, I'd get the ZL1. For the price of a ZR1, I'd get a 911
Jacob McCord Jul 21, 2011
yeah I'd prefer chally over this. sounds better, looks better.
Greg Lewis Jul 19, 2011
something about it doesn't seem finished, like it's missing something. And the rear end is just too plain. Loved my 92, but when I traded it in a few months ago (valued for 700 lol) I got the challenger.
Miftah Rasheed Amir Jul 19, 2011
Still prefer Dodge. Challenger.
Charles Stiles Jul 18, 2011
What are you talking about that is a hard ass car
Greg Lewis Jul 18, 2011
I was a camaro man, and it's still not growing on me like I wanted it to :(
Daniel Lay Jul 18, 2011
I wanna like this car but I can't get into it. Just looks ugly to me
Arron Varney Feb 04, 2013
oh its my favrite car
Arron Varney Feb 04, 2013
that zl1 has a nice rear
Jared Ramos Jul 19, 2011
FYI, to anyone out there who thinks military=Army needs to know there are 4 main branches of the military. I know illegal immigrants back stateside that know this!
Jared Ramos Jul 19, 2011
Wow Phillip... Nowhere did I bash any car. I'm a fan of anything with an engine. Aesthetics are subjective. Matt said it "looks exactly the same", not "it is..." At least you can spell BMW
Ken Madison Jul 19, 2011
Phillip, it is a big deal that someone is in the US military. I was in the navy for 20 years. I'd like to see you say "big f****ng deal" to any Enlisted member of the US military. You'd be on your ass faster than you could yell 'sorry'.
Jared Ramos Jul 18, 2011
Being part of the US military, we make fun of everyone! I'm just saying, if you make fun of someone based on their intelligence, make sure you're smarter.
Patrick Schalk Jul 18, 2011
Well we Americans make fun of Europeans too. Watch South Park bs you'll see.
Jared Ramos Jul 18, 2011
I don't know why someone would discredit someone else's intellect when they use antonyms out of context, i.e. "thoughs"(not even a word), vs. "those", and abbreviate 4 letter words like "your" to "ur". This is why Europeans make fun of Anericans!
Michael Wilson Jul 18, 2011
there all the same base car. they all look the same. no matter what. unless you put a wider body kit and changes the lines it will still look like an ugly.camaro
Adrian Gonzalez Jul 18, 2011
That quad exhaust suits this car well
Phillip Greene Jul 18, 2011
wow mat ur not to bright, u prabably herd that argument from some dude with a mustang and never bothered to think about it before useing it ur self, look at a v6 then look at an rs then ss... now tell me any of thoughs look like this... or each other for that matter
Matt Moeller Jul 18, 2011
Looks exactly the same as an ss or the RS for that matter.
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
the exhaust is similar to the Maserati Quattroporte GTS, quiet in touring mode, then when u put it in Sport+ it roars!
Kenneth Williams Jul 20, 2011
@ Brian. I was talkin about the blind spot in the challenger not the car itself. I like the challenger. Just not the way it drives.
Patrick Schalk Jul 20, 2011
That'd be so awesome if they made the SRT10 Chally. That thing is such a beast
Greg Lewis Jul 19, 2011
The challengers interior is by far the most comfy, I test drove all 3 before buying the dodge. And I drive more than I race, so I really don't need to be the ling of the road, but I always need comfort. And you will get more ladies in a dodge! :)
Conor Kavanagh Jul 19, 2011
Challenger is known to be the heaviest between the camaro and mustang. Which slows it down considerably. Don't take that 2 ton beast to the track cuz the mustang will tear it to shreds. The 'stang comes out on top every time. Known fact
Keenan Casteel Jul 18, 2011
@AJ You're probably right. Chevy usually rewards the buyers of their top models with a nicer interior. I just cannot stand chevy anymore. And I wasn't comparing the Merc and the Camaro, I was simply saying that this probably won't be faster.
Kenneth Williams Jul 18, 2011
Still hate the cockpit. Blindspots out of this world and the rear view mirror is right in my eyeline while driving. Not worse than the challenger though.
Aj TheDark Artist Jul 18, 2011
Now all the camaro needs is a touchscreen navi option and it'll b damn near perfect.
Aj TheDark Artist Jul 18, 2011
@Keenan- Idk where u c cheap cuz this is a vast improvement over the 2010. There's alcantara and suede everywhere and the bland blank plastic passenger side view has some breakup now. New wheel, new shifter, it's gorgeous.
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
Ultimately, the TGUK:SS/AMG comparo was to show that which ever car you buy, you get your money's worth. Neither one is overpriced nor underpriced for that matter. That was really all there was to it...
Greg Lewis Jul 18, 2011
Same parts used from other interiors help keep costs down, yeah my dodge shares alot with the rest of their line, but I could afford it. If they made a unique interior, price goes up and I just like it instead of drive it.
Josh Sutton Jul 18, 2011
That entire test made no sense. Te results, I think, boiled down to "If you spend double the money on a car, you can purchase a better car."
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
it was an E63 AMG BTW, and of corse a German handbuild car would beat the mass produced Camaro, they shouldve tested Camaro with Mustang
Mike Hawk Jul 18, 2011
But in retrospect, Hammond still preferred the Maro. I hope he takes the ZL1 for a "reload" comparo.
Keenan Casteel Jul 18, 2011
Normal cheap looking American interior. I bet the Merc C63 AMG that Hammond tested against the Camaro in season 15 is still better than this. That was an unfair test, by the way.
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
I hope they make a carbon fiber interior option
Michael Palazzo Jul 18, 2011
agreed, but I liked the old wheel that said Camaro on it. This is the same wheel in the new Cruze!