[Video] 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 presented by chief engineer Al Oppenheiser image

Chevrolet decided to show off its latest high-performance coupe at the Camaro Homecoming event in Oshawa, Ontario.

Responsible for this amazing car, Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser brought the car to the crowd, and then spent a few moments talking about the ZL1 on camera.

While GM has never stated an actual power number for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, many have expected that their estimation of 550 horsepower would more likely be the same 556 horsepower offered by the Cadillac CTS-V.

However, rumor is that new top getaway car for convenience store thieves and trailer park thugs has just SAE tested out at 570hp.

Oppenheiser has also commented in the past that the ZL1 will get the ZR1′s Performance Traction Management system, transforming any idiot into Jimmie Johnson.
Given the incessant rumors Ford may enter the 600-horsepower+ realm with its next GT500, it’s very likely Chevy will step up its game with the ZL1 in order to stay in the game.

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will become the company’s new flagship model and will rekindle the spirit of the original ZL1 of 1969. The classic model was one of Chevrolet’s fastest ever cars at the time, showcasing a 427 cubic-inch V8 producing upwards of 330kW.

  • Denis Lavigne

    Posted by DUDU? ' top getaway car for convenience store thieves and trailer park thugs'

    I had the pleasure of driving a 2011 Camaro SS convertible automatic along the coast of California a few weeks ago. Pure pleasure! What a wonderful car! It brought me back to a time when america was the envy of the world for its cars. I have been dreaming of owning that car since then. This car is not for thieves and thugs, these days guys like that drive SUV's and imports.

    This car turns heads everywhere its goes, people cruise beside you and give you the thumbs up, people come and talk to you at the gas station with a smile on their face. If you want to remember what it's like to enjoy the simplest drive like going to the convenience store, buy yourself a Camaro SS. Your wife will love driving this car and you will remember this car forever:)