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The 2017 Camaro ZL1 Hits 60mph In First Gear

The new Chevy Camaro is a 650bhp V8 monster with one hell of a manual gearbox. Here are the details...

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Chevrolet - The 2017 Camaro ZL1 Hits 60mph In First Gear - News

With development of the new Camaro ZL1 nearing its end, Chevrolet has announced some serious performance stats that will send reverberations through the muscle car world.

Producing 650bhp and a stupendous amount of torque, Chevy has proclaimed that the ZL1 can reach 60mph using just first gear in the six-speed manual option. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is available but we much prefer the thought of taking the Dodge Viper on at its own game.

Chevrolet - The 2017 Camaro ZL1 Hits 60mph In First Gear - News

Considering that the previous generation car made the sprint to 60mph in four seconds with a meagre 580bhp and 100kg extra weight, the brand new car should dip well into the three-second club. Despite the launch of the more-powerful Ford Mustang GT500 being on the horizon, the Camaro will be another addition to the influx of super-muscle cars in the current market.