2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 price starts at $54,995

While FoMoCo celebrates the day with a 650-hp 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, General Motors is attempting to take away some of the spotlight by releasing the pricing details on the new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe.

Prices for the Camaro ZL1 Coupe will start at $54,995, including Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Ride suspension, when it hits showrooms early next year.

“From the original Camaro to the current Corvette ZR1, Chevrolet has a long history of delivering world-class cars that outperformed competitors at several times the price,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Chevrolet Marketing. “The ZL1 is no exception. There are very few cars at any price that can match the power, features, and track-capability of the Camaro ZL1.”

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Power for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes from a LSA 6.2L supercharged V8 making 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. With either transmission, the Camaro ZL1 delivers some strong performance figures:

Manual Automatic
0 – 60 mph (from rolling start) 4.0 seconds 3.9 seconds
1/4-mile (from a rolling start) 12.1 sec at 119 mph 12.0 sec at 119 mph
Top speed 180 mph 184 mph
Max lateral grip 1.0 g 1.0 g

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes standard with a bunch features including heated, powered-adjustable front seats, a 9-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system; USB and Bluetooth connectivity; and rear-park assist with a rear-view camera (integrated in the center rear-view mirror). Only 6 options are available and they include:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift controls: $1,185
  • 20-inch, bright aluminum wheel package: $470
  • Power sunroof: $900
  • Stripe package: $470
  • Exposed-weave carbon fiber hood insert: $600
  • The suede package, including suede microfiber accents on the steering wheel, shift knob, and shift boot: $500

Pricing for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible will be announced at a later date.

– By: Omar Rana