Chevrolet has released more photos of its performance-tuned Camaro ZL1 Coupe and Convertible. Not only does the ZL1 make a statement with its menacing looks, it also packs the most powerful engine ever to be offered in a production Camaro. Both coupe and convertible are powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm), supercar numbers by any definition.
The Camaro ZL1 Coupe is the faster of the two, but only by a bit. A manual-equipped model can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96.6 km/h) from a rolling start in just 4.0 seconds, complete the quarter mile in 12.1 seconds at 119mph (191km/h) and reach a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). Surprisingly, opting for an automatic transmission will get you slightly faster times: a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, a 12.0 seconds quarter mile and a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h).
The new Camaro ZL1 Coupe will go on sale in US in the spring of 2012 with a starting price of $54,995 (€43,000). The convertible will follow in the summer and will likely cost an additional $5,000.