The new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 -- the most powerful production iteration ever built -- will command $62,135 when it rolls into showrooms later this year while its drop-top sibling will open at $69,135. Both will be motivated by a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 tuned to make a stunning 650 horses -- 10 more than originally promised -- whether linked to a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional 10-speed automatic. Choose that paddle-shift automatic and Chevy says the ZL1 will streak to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and charge through the quarter mile in just 11.4 ticks at a blistering 127 mph on sticky but fully street-legal Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.

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Fitted with Brembo brakes, the aggressively styled ZL1 also can stop from 60 mph in a mere 107 feet and pull a maximum of 1.02g in a corner helped by its custom-tuned FE4 Magnetic Ride Control variable suspension, Performance Traction Management system and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. According to Chevy marketing exec Steve Majoros, that combination of hardware and software plus a 220-pound weight reduction relative to its predecessor gives the new ZL1 “supercar performance with daily-driver refinement, a combination that stacks up against any other sports coupe -- at any price -- around the world.”

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While not quite ready to provide final sticker pricing on the 2017 Camaro V6 LT and V8 SS models which also arrive later on, Chevy confirmed that the track-focused 1LE Packages for these hot coupe models would start at $4,500 and $6,500, respectively. Available for the first time on a Camaro LT model, the 1LE Package bolsters that car’s 335-horse V6 engine with the same FE3 suspension used in a standard Camaro SS along with Brembo brakes and Eagle F1 Supercar rubber on 20-inch alloys while 1LE kit in the 455-horse Camaro SS includes all that along with the same FE4 variable shocks and electronic limited-slip differential found on the ZR1. As for performance numbers, Chevy says the new V6 LT 1LE hustles from 0-60 mph in 5.2 ticks -- one more second than it takes V8 SS -- and stops from that speed in 112 feet, five more than the SS V8. While the V6 car can’t quite match the SS 1LE’s 1.02g pull on a skidpad, it does hang on at a very respectable 0.97g

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