The new Camaro ZL1 / 1LE is, fundamentally, the best of what GM’s Performance division can do with the sixth-generation Camaro platform, while still having a road-legal vehicle. It features the 650 HP LT4 Supercharged 6.2L V8 found in the Corvette Z06, but with a much larger frontal area for better cooling and more consistent power. It has Multimatic Spool Valve dampers, like real race cars. You can only get it with a six-speed manual gearbox, and on the Nurburgring, it’s faster than supercars not even a couple of years old. This car is, put simply, insanely fast.
But does it work as a road car? Does Matt want one? Let’s find out.
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