2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible Has Enough Horses To Blow Your Hair Away

You could say that, Chevy managed to take away the limelight from Mercedes-AMG’s C63 Convertible in New York today with the topless version of their new 2017 Camaro ZL1.

It shares everything with the solid roof Camaro ZL1 Coupe, which also celebrated its world premiere at the New York Auto Show, from its Corvette Z06-sourced supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that delivers over 640-horses and 640 pound-feet (868 Nm) of torque, to the aerodynamic enhancements and chassis improvements.

“It offers comparable performance to the coupe model, thanks to the Camaro’s modular and rigid body architecture, which was designed at the outset to support a high-performance convertible,” claims Chevrolet. “As a result, only a few minor structural differences separate the coupe and convertible models, enabling the coupe’s track-honed chassis and driver control systems to carry over unchanged.”

Its box of tricks include GM’s magnetorheological adaptive dampers, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires, a limited slip differential, Brembo brakes with 15.4-inch front rotors, and Performance Traction Management electronics with launch control.

When it reaches Chevy showrooms next year, you’ll be able to choose from a six-speed stick shift or an optional 10-speed automatic transmission.

Photo Gallery

  • MarketAndChurch

    Stunning!

    I feel the rear end is okay… I just wished it had more of a droopy design like most retro muscle cars. Or you know what, the Cadillac Ciel, from the rear-fenders on back, something like that should replace this car’s rear half. But the front door on up is insane.

    • Six_Tymes

      you have a good eye for design.

  • Kash

    So they’ll put the Z06 engine in this but not the CT6? Come on! I mean at least this thing will kick the C63’s arse.

  • Six_Tymes

    This car must be really fun to drive. it also is much better looking than the previous.

  • Peter

    This is so ugly, bring in some Italian designers to give it some appeal!

  • E_Zach

    I am totally blown away by its new classy looks! Much impressive than its predecessors. Thanks for the short but informative review! Undoubtedly, this beast will truly turn many heads when it hustles through elegantly with its mighty 640 hp V8 engine in 2017. Its aerodynamic enhancements and exceptional torque will surely make its rivals eat the dust! But hopefully I need not require mounting an additional wind blocker the windblox or something to clamp down on the annoying draft at high speeds.

We Can’t Wait For Someone To Build A C8 Corvette 4×4

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray works well as a soft off-roader like the Huracan Sterrato.

If This Ferrari 458 Italia Video Won’t Get Your Heart Pumping, Check Your Pulse

The marvelous 4.5-liter, naturally aspirated V8 is the last of its kind, as for its successor Ferrari switched to forced induction.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Roars With Bespoke Titanium Exhaust

Out of the three ever made, this CCXR Trevita is the only one in the States and used to be owned by Floyd Mayweather.

How About An As-Good-As-New 2002 Mercedes G-Class For $80k?

This G-Wagen has got a 63 AMG look, just 31 miles on the odo and, despite being in the UK, is left-hand drive.

Aston Martin Vantage Has Few Letdowns, Looks Drop-Dead Gorgeous

The engaging driving experience is 10 times better in a car that looks as good as the Vantage.

At 4,225 Pounds, The 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 Is One Heavy Brute

Good thing Ford fitted six-piston brakes up front and four-piston ones at the rear to help the 760 HP ‘Stang stop as it should.

And Then There Were Three: BMW’s Finest Vie For The Crown Of Best M Car Ever

Picking a winner between the E30 M3, E46 M3 CSL and M2 Competition is certainly not an easy task.

2020 Subaru Outback Promises A Lot, But Does It Deliver?

Featuring a host of upgrades and lots of new tech while retaining its off-road capabilities, it does make a compelling case for itself.

McLaren 600LT Sets A Storming 7:08.8 Lap Around The Nurburgring

The 600LT is only a couple of seconds slower than the time posted by Sport Auto with a Porsche 911 GT3 RS .

Would A 300 PS VW T-Roc R Cabriolet Tickle Your Fancy?

The T-Roc R would be the first high-performance convertible crossover – a niche within a niche, if we ever saw one.