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Video: Camaro ZL1 chief engineer gives a tour of the ride

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The Camaro ZL1 is expected to hug the asphalt of US roads by next year and the anticipation of Chevrolet fans and muscle car lovers goes higher and higher. Chevrolet knows how to play it well with the crowd and tease us by bringing the Camaro ZL1 out of its garage.

The latest trip of the Camaro ZL1 was in Ontario, Canada during the Camaro Homecoming Event. The car manufacturer released a video of the Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer of the Chevrolet Camaro , to give us a tour of the powerful ride.

The chief engineer hints that the Camaro will also be released to have automatic transmission in the future to give in to the requests of the consumers. He relates the reasons behind the redesign of the components of the ZL 1 including the new parts that has to be introduced with the Camaro ZL1. We do not want to spoil everything so click on the video below for the tour of the ZL1:

The 2012 Camaro ZL1 will sport a supercharged LSA 6.2L V8 which can produce at 550 horsepower while revving at 6,100 rpm. It can generate about 550 lb-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm. The powerful heart of the car is mated with a six-speed TR 6060 manual transmission and comes with a shorter shifter for more efficient gear changes. The Camaro ZL1 also boasts of a dual mode setup for its exhaust system that gives off that powerful and deep vroom. Get your bank accounts ready in the early part of 2012 if you want this muscle car in your garage.