With a 650-horsepower V8 under the hood, we already knew the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 would be fast. And with line-lock, it’ll be one serious burnout monster. But it’ll also have another trick up its sleeve that should make it incredibly quick-the ability to hit 60 mph in first gear.
As CarScoops reports, the Camaro’s head engineer Al Oppenheiser said that a ZL1 equipped with a manual transmission won’t need to shift during a 0-60 run. With such tall gears, you can expect performance figures to be even more seriously impressive.
For comparison, the previous Camaro ZL1 had 60 fewer horsepower, weighed 220 pounds more, and could still hit 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. While exact figures still have yet to be released, the new one is rumored to do that in a scant 3.5 seconds.
The upcoming Z/28 will likely be even more track-focused, but the ZL1 is shaping up to be pretty darn impressive.