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When 650 horsepower of pure awesomeness is on the menu, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 is the car to drive. This incredible Camaro might be one of the final high-powered muscle cars with a V8 engine, making it the Camaro we love and admire. If you attach the 1LE track package to the ZL1 name, you’ve got the Camaro that made European automakers leave Nürburgring with shaking heads at the amazing American performance on display.

Why is the Chevy Camaro ZL1 so awesome? Here are several reasons:

This Chevy Camaro is super aggressive

Yellow Chevy Camaro ZL1 driving on a road. This is a seriously aggressive and awesome muscle car.
Chevy Camaro ZL1 | Chevrolet

We dare you to find any view of this Chevrolet muscle car that doesn’t show off the pure, unadulterated aggression of the Camaro name. Even if this becomes the final gas-powered version, it’s a fitting tribute to what the Camaro name has meant for Chevy over several decades.

The ZL1 1LE adds a track package that delivers more aggression and performance. This package brings a larger splitter, spoiler, and diffuser adding a more menacing appearance to an already sinister muscle car. This package also brings a black hood, a revised front bumper, and visible carbon fiber for the aerodynamic parts.

The ZL1’s power is properly harnessed

A Red 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Racing Around a Track
2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 | Chevrolet

What good does it do if you can’t take massive power around the track and beat other cars? The Chevy Camaro ZL1 has 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque going to the rear wheels via either a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain isn’t the story, though.

The Camaro ZL1 has less power than the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye and Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, but the Chevy is faster around the track. This on-track performance brought awe to the faces of Europeans in attendance at Nürburgring when this amazing Camaro ran its record-setting lap.

This muscle car enjoys amazing control in the corners thanks to the wider fenders and tires, along with the Magnetic Ride suspension package. This suspension includes magnetorheological dampers with an electric current running through the fluid multiple times per second to continually adjust the ride.

That Chevy suspension is good on the roads, too

The Magnetic Ride Suspension package does more than offer track performance. The continual adjustments allow this aggressive muscle car to be soft and compliant on any road. The Camaro ZL1 can push hard through a mountain pass or cave up a canyon without compromising grip or ride quality. While most won’t take the Chevy Camaro ZL1 on a road trip, if you go for a tour of several tracks around the country, this car can be your tour guide.

Hennessey will give the Chevy Camaro ZL1 more power

Chevy Camaro Exorcist by Hennessey - This is the most powerful Chevy Camaro ZL1 avaiable
Chevy Camaro Exorcist | Chevrolet

In its regular garb, the Camaro ZL1 has plenty of power and is a good car on the road and track. Still, if you want more power, Hennessey gladly upgrades this car to 1,000 horsepower, allowing it to take the name, Exorcist. If your ZL1 has the 1LE package, it receives the name Resurrection. These two versions of the Camaro can be incredibly insane and downright awesome.

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