The sixth-generation Camaro has been slowly making its way onto dealer lots and into customer hands for nearly two months now. We know that Chevrolet has a convertible on the way this spring, but what about other models. There is little doubt that popular packages like the Z28, 1LE, and ZL1 will return for the sixth generation.
The latest rumors are that Chevrolet will show at least one of these models at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. When the curtain lifts in just a few weeks we could see both a coupe and convertible version of the ZL1 debut.
More important than the ZL1’s debut is perhaps what will power it. The LT4 seems the likely choice to power the new car. If that holds true, the sixth-gen ZL1 will be the most powerful production Camaro in history, pushing horsepower into the 650 zone.
The portlier fifth-gen version of the ZL1 was good for a zero to 60 acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. Given the weight reduction of the sixth-gen model, and the increased power of the LT4, those times could drop a few more tenths of a second, further cementing Chevrolet’s position as the current king of the muscle car world, at least in terms of performance and capability.
We’re not expecting the Z28 to make its debut yet. As was the case with the fifth-gen, the ZL1 showed up first and we expect Chevrolet will do the same here. Regardless, if you’re a Camaro fan, these are exciting times.