2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – Has a 640 Horsepower Engine and Apple CarPlay

Published: 22 March 2016Updated: 25 March 2016

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 aims to change the way people have been looking at Camaros. Not only does it produce 640 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, said engine is mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. There is also an onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay as part of the automobile’s feature set. These alone can make anyone jump for joy.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - Has a 640 Horsepower Engine and Apple CarPlay

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is More Than Just a Superpowered Vehicle Packed Inside a Compact Design

First in the list of notables for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is its sound. The exhaust produces an audio that can make just about every car enthusiast weak in the knees, and that’s a good thing. However, it should also be noted that all Camaros do have a sweet-sounding exhaust.

Moving forward, the overall design pays very close attention to details and it is very astonishing to look at. In short, the Camaro ZL1 is a real head-turner from front to rear. For instance, it has a new grille design up front which is not just a restyle to promote a sense of distinction. Said grille is also made for efficiency and cooling purposes to deal with the might of the V8 engine. In fact, the designers of the ZL1 went so far as to reshape the classic bowtie emblem to make for better airflow. They even renamed the logo to “flowtie,” (might not stick well with some).

While it does promote a lot of power, this particular vehicle is more than just a huge V8 engine wedged inside a compact architecture. This car has one of the most high-tech suspension systems that you can find on this planet. Said suspension feature is called the Magnetic Ride, and it can also be found in the Cadillac ATS-V. It is a highly complex suspension that when travelling at 60 mph, it can automatically make adjustments to stiffness so that ride quality will be maintained always.

As mentioned earlier, there’s the optional 10-speed automatic transmission which has replaced the 6-speed automatic that has been offered in the 2015 model of the vehicle. Although more gears to shift to is pretty neat, the real advantage acquired here is its efficiency. With the 10-speed transmission mated to the V8 engine, you will, in theory, be able to achieve moderately good fuel economy when driving the car.

For the interiors of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, there’s plenty of tech to love. There’s the aforementioned Wi-Fi connectivity, then there’s wireless smartphone charging, and let’s not forget about the Apple CarPlay. Ultimately, the 2017 model separates itself from its predecessors in more ways than one.


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