The 2012 Camaro ZL1 Is Putting The Muscle Back in Muscle Cars

The 1969 Camaro 427 COPO has become a car of legendary status.

Equipped with the ZL-1 engine, which was an all-aluminum 427 cu in (7.0 L) big-block, this bad boy featured horsepower at 430 and could reach 122 mph in just over 11 seconds, since it was designed specifically for drag racing. Needless to say, it was the most powerful passenger car Detroit ever built. Because there were only a small number produced, 69 to be exact, it’s become a huge collector’s item.

Now, the legendary ZL-1 is making its return in 2012.

The 2012 model features a new 6.2L LSA V-8 engine and an Eaton supercharger, which produces 580 HP and 556 lbs of torque. It also has an aluminum engine to lighten the weight. It’s also been fitted with the track-capable high-performance fuel system and coolers on the engine, transmission, and rear differential cooler along with Magnetic Ride Control and a performance traction control option.

As if that wasn’t awesome enough, it also has a D-shaped steering wheel to accommodate leg room and bring the driver closer to the wheel. And, it should do 0 to 100 mph in 9.9 seconds. It will be hands down the fastest Camaro ever made.

The first Chevy Camaro ZL-1 was recently auctioned off for $250,000, but, the rest of us can expect to cough up between $55,000 and $60,000 when it hits the streets.

If you’re still not sold on this beauty then check out these ads.

Still not convinced? Perhaps this video will change your mind.

Simply put, this is one awesome vehicle.

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