GM officially announces pricing and spec of 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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The highly anticipated 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is officially out of the bag. GM has announced its spec along with a starting price of $54,995, including a $900 destination charge.

The new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 engine producing a hefty 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque. For about $55K, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 also comes with a host of standard performance equipment, which includes Performance Traction Management, a suite of electronic suspension and steering enhancements including magnetic ride control, launch control, traction control, stability control and electric power steering, rear differential cooler, engine and transmission oil coolers, and brake-cooling ducts.

All of the performance equipment above sounds promising and sets the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ready for the track, so how does the new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 perform on the track? According to Chevrolet, the new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds with a quarter-mile in 12.0 seconds at 119 mph, while top speed is at 180 mph.

With a reasonable price tag and a host of standard equipment on the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, so there is not much left for options. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has only six options available, which are: a six-speed automatic with manual shift mode for $1,185, bright aluminum wheels for $470, a sunroof for $900, carbon fiber hood insert priced at $600, and a suede package for the steering wheel and shifter for $500. While leather interior, heated power seats, and a nine-speaker audio system with USB port and Bluetooth are come as standard equipment as well.

All and all, theĀ 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a bargain in terms of pricing and performance for a powerful sports car. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will arrive at dealerships in the spring of 2012.