Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Performance overkill? The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Jim Resnick

For fifty years, Chevrolet's Camaro has been the car of choice for hot rodders and amateur racers. It has provided a skeleton for engine transplants, bodywork for outlandish paint, and the canvas on which road racers project their Mark Donohue dreams. But no one has capitalized on the platform's flexibility more than Chevy itself.

Just look at the new Camaro ZL1. Judge this book by its cover. It's all splitters, scoops, spoilers, and shouting exhausts. It has big fenders only partially shrouding enormous Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires—of a construction not offered anywhere else—in sizes of 285/30ZR20 up front and 305/30ZR20 in the rear. I'll save you the math—that's over 11 inches of rubber width in front and 12 in the rear.

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