The sixth generation of the Camaro has been launched back in the mid of 2015 and even though Ford released their Mustang a few months ahead, somehow GM managed to release a lot more special versions of their pony car and it now seems that a few more are on their way. This will certainly give them a lead over Ford and it should allow the Camaro to trump most of its competitors. The all new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro brings two entirely new trim levels to the market as well as quite a few changes under the hood. Besides those, another trim level is going to be released by the end of the year and it will most likely be released as a 2017 MY as well.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
The chassis and running gear are the same for most of the cars but there are now a lot more options to customize the Camaro. One of the more impressive has to be the new 1LE which is available for both the V6 and the V8 model which give people a lot more room to choose whatever options they need. While the name is the same for both, the V6 is quite a bit different than the V8. Thanks to the fact it has a much lighter engine, the 1LE V6 only gets the updated suspension system from the regular SS with the larger anti-roll bars and new bushings. However, the brakes are the same but it now comes with 245 and 275 width tires in the front and at the back which is a good improvement over the base V6.
The V8 version of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE on the other hand not only gets an even better suspension system but it also comes with 285 and 305 width tires respectively which is a massive improvement over the base model. In fact the suspension is identical to the upcoming ZL1 which we are going to take a look a bit later. On top of the better suspension and brakes, the V8 also gets larger Brembo brakes as standard as well as a limited slip differential which should allow people to take the new Camaro on a track and enjoy it without having to spend too much money. This is also a very good competitor for Ford’s GT350 thanks to its much lower price, similar power output and suspension setup.
ZL1 Camaro Chevy
For those looking for even more power and thrills, the all new Camaro also gets the long awaited ZL1 version which currently holds the crown for the most powerful production Camaro ever made. It uses the exact same engine as the Corvette ZL1, a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 which boasts a very impressive 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque.
The performance numbers are not out just yet but expect it to hit 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds and it will likely hit more than 200 MPH with ease. Additional coolers have been installed and thanks to its new suspension system, which is identical to the 1LE V8, it should be a great car for both road and track use. Unlike the others this also gets a new 10 speed automatic which is one of the fastest automatic transmissions on the market.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
The car everyone is waiting for though has to be the future 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 which is currently missing from the market. However, not too long ago camouflaged versions of it have been spied testing and it seems that the car is much closer than we first thought. This will likely feature an entirely new engine, an even more impressive suspension and braking package and it will very likely be a stripped out version intended mostly for track use.