It’s official: the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will cost you $62,135. Well, if you want a coupe - the convertible model is a shade more at $69,135. And while we’re on the subject of the new sixth-gen Camaro, Chevrolet also confirmed this week that the 1LE package will cost $4500 for the V6 ‘LT’ (giving you SS suspension) and $6500 for the V8 ‘SS’ (giving you magnetic ride suspension plus the ZL1’s electronically controlled limited-slip differential).
But if I may go back to that ZL1 price one moment: it’s quite a bit in the land of pony cars, isn’t it? The still-rather-brisk LT is just $26,305, after all. However, you get a hell of a lot of poke for your cash: we already knew that the 2017 ZL1 was putting out 641bhp and 640lb ft of torque, but now Chevrolet has revealed the performance figures. Thanks to the extra power from the 6.2-litre supercharged ‘LT4’ V8 and a 100kg drop in weight compared to the old one, we’re looking at a car that’ll do 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, a standing quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 127mph, and hurt your face with 1G cornering forces.
So, where does that 3.5sec 0-60 time put the new ZL1 in the world of fast cars? Here’s a surprising list of cars it’ll match to 60mph: