An alleged test mule of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has been spied parked on a street in Ann Arbor in the State of Michigan, USA, courtesy of MindOverMotor.com. The 2016 Camaro and 2016 Camaro Convertible are yet to go on sale and hence ZL1 variant is not likely to be launched before 2017.
The current 2015 Camaro ZL1 packs a 6.2-liter V8 Supercharged LSA engine borrowed from the old Cadillac CTS-V, with 580 hp and 556 lb.-ft. (754 Nm) of torque. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sports a 6.2-liter V8 Supercharged Small Block LT4 engine which produces 640 hp and 855 Nm of torque. This engine, that also serves in the Corvette, may be offered on the 2017 Camaro ZL1.
Moreover, Chevrolet may choose to go with the strategy Ford has used with the Shelby GT350 Mustang and Shelby GT350R Mustang of offering the same engines on road-focused and track-focused high performance variants. The track-focused Z28 variant too may get the same engine as the ZL1 variant this time, with heavy focus on aero parts and other additions/enhancements for track use.