Don Wheaton eagerly awaits newest member of Camaro family
Since the beginning of the year, we talked about the possibility. We waited with bated breath every time there was announcement from the Chevrolet corporate offices. This morning (March 16) it finally happened. Don Wheaton is proud to bring you information on the Canadian release date for the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1. Anybody vaguely familiar with Camaro nomenclature, knows that adding a “ZL1” onto a Camaro means one thing, unbridled performance. Don Wheaton is expected to receive its first delivery of the new high-performance Camaro toward the end of the calendar year.
Current/Upcoming versions of the Camaro
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The new 2017 Camaro ZL1 will take even more advantage of the car’s new lightweight architecture and will deliver ‘…unprecedented levels of technology, refinement, track capability and straight-line acceleration.’
“The Camaro ZL1 is designed to excel at everything,” Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development said in Chevy press release. “It’s a 2+2 coupe offering incredible performance – acceleration, handling and braking – with the highest levels of technology and perfect chassis damping, making it suitable for everyday driving. It will compare well to any sports coupe, at any price and in any setting.”
One of the most impressive bits of technology that will be found on the car following the Canadian release date for the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1, is a newly developed 10-speed automatic transmission. This new transmission has a specifically-designed gear ratio with shorter intervals between shift points. Performance-minded drivers will be able to keep the powerful engine of the new Camaro ZL1 within the proper RPM range for best acceleration while exiting corners. Additionally, Chevy promises to make the 10-speed automatic transmission available on at least eight different models.
What is under the hood of the 2017 Camaro ZL1?
The automaker’s performance engineers didn’t need to go very far to find the perfect, fire-breathing engine to make available with the Canadian release date for the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1. Borrowing from the Corvette Z06, the latest member of the Camaro family will feature the supercharged, LT4 6.2-liter, small block V-8 engine. Some plumbing changes were made to the exhaust of the powerful engine as well as some extra attention paid to the intake to make sure the engine could reach its full output potential of 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.
If you would like more information ahead of the Canadian release date for the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.