Differences between the 2017 Camaro SS and 2017 Camaro ZL1
Without question, the 2017 Chevy Camaro is the among the most impressive versions of the archetypal pony car that the automaker has ever produced. Of the many ways, the 2017 Camaro, as a platform, stands out from the rest of the class is because it’s one of the very few models that has two top models competing for the top spot. What are the differences between the 2017 Camaro SS and the 2017 Camaro ZL1? For the most part, it comes down to how much power does the buyer want to have. Although, the 2017 version of the Generation-Six Camaro has been refined into much more than bruiser packing several hundred horsepower.
2017 Camaro SS vs. 2017 Camaro ZL1
The most important part of examining the differences between the 2017 Camaro SS and the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is how the two models utilize the same basic engine. Both the SS and ZL1 offer the same 6.2-liter, V-8 engine that is also shared with the Corvette Stingray. The Camaro ZL1 makes 650 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, whereas the Camaro SS tops out at 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the main reason for the disparity in output comes down to the supercharger attached to the engine of the ZL1.
Also working to give the 2017 Camaro ZL1 more performance is the customized plumbing in the engine for needed gains in compression and air intake. Additionally, the ZL1 uses Chevy’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. Both vehicles use Magnetic Ride Control to harness all of that power in a stable manner.
0 to 60 mph times for the 2017 Camaro
The naturally aspirated version of the 6.2-liter, V-8 engine in the 2017 Camaro SS has been clocked running up from zero-to-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Adding the supercharger to the 2017 Camaro ZL1 drops that time by nearly a half second to 3.5 seconds, a lifetime in racing terms.
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*Performance for 2017 Camaro SS same as 2017 model
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Which is better the Camaro SS or Camaro ZL1?
Choosing which is the best version of the Chevy Camaro is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child. Both models have a place for high-performance drivers. A Don Wheaton sales professional will be happy to sit down with you and help make this decision.
If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2017 Camaro SS and the 2017 Camaro ZL1, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.