While the Ford Mustang has the legacy of being the first and best-known (also top selling around the world) pony car, we have to take our hats off in front of the new generation Chevy Camaro when discussing the ZL1 version.
Even more so when the customer chooses to fit the 1LE option package, with upgrades that have nothing to do with convenience as one would expect from a regular car, but with making it lighter and a better handle exactly where muscle cars usually fail – the race track. Chevrolet has now released the pricing details for the 650 horsepower ZL1 1LE option package – a $7,500 addition to the starting price of a ZL1, meaning you can have for $69,995, including the $995 destination charge, starting this summer when it becomes available across dealerships in the US.
The ZL1 with the 1LE package is currently the flagship of the Camaro family, and comes with options such as Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers, new black split-spoke wheels, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires, thinner rear window glass, aerodynamic body kit, but no modifications to the powertrain. Not that it needed – the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 comes with 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton-meters) of torque.