With a roaring supercharged 650-hp V-8 and powerful track performance The 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will be the King of the Monster Muscle Cars. Yes, there are other models, like the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 have horsepower ratings that begin with seven however, the bow-tie monster provides the same thrilling thrills but with less green costs. In fact If the mid-engine Corvette did not exist and the ZL1 might be considered the most powerful performance car in the world and that’s why this car is an Editors’ Pick winner. However the Camaro excels at the front-engine rear-drive system that is common to muscle automobiles. The convertible and coupe have an incredible chassis that’s more intuitive than Miss Cleo and letting loose the ultimate Camaro requires the revolutionary 1LE track package. However, be aware that it can make the suspension extremely rigid. If you’re able to overlook Chevrolet’s shoddy interior The 2021 Camaro ZL1 can be more thrilling than a rollercoaster and is a regular reward for those who love to thrill and track rats too.
What’s New for 2021?
There are just a couple of modifications on this year’s Camaro ZL1 lineup for 2021. The wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is now part of its list of features and Chevy provides a new and expensive colour: Wild Cherry.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The coupe that comes equipped with the manual transmission is the ZL1 we prefer The optional $7500 1LE Extreme Track performance package can be both transformative and appealing. But, it can make the ZL1 difficult to manage every day since the upgraded suspension is quite rigid. Instead, we’d just incorporate the performance data and video recorder to capture the times we’re brave enough to take this beast with 650 horsepower to the track.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
This Camaro’s supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine is a slick and easy to drive beast that generates powerful power throughout the rev range, and leaves black streaks across the road. Like you’d expect, when it’s agitated it creates an echo of thunder around the road. If it’s paired with the manual six-speed transmission or the 10-speed automatic option available the small-block V-8 that is supercharged produces insane performance numbers. The quick-shifting automatic produces more rapid acceleration speeds than the stick. However, regardless it’s clear that this Chevy is a king at the drag track. Already a comfortable handler, it has rapid and responsive steering, a well-balanced rear-drive chassis, and extremely smooth ride The Camaro can be elevated to new heights with ZL1 gear. ZL1 gear. The adaptive dampers adjust their stiffness according to the drive mode selected however, even the most extreme modes don’t degrade the car’s good, but it’s a bit firm ride. Want more? Take advantage of the track package 1LE that elevates the ZL1 into the realm of supercars. Its larger and more sticky tires, the ability to adjust the front suspension, and unique dampers that spool up track surfaces and produce satisfied drivers. The ZL1 can stop at 70 mph to 143 feet. The ZL1’s brake pedal is operated with a firmness that is appropriate for the performance car.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The terms “Camaro ZL1” and “fuel efficient” are not to be combined in a sentence unless “is not” separates them. The EPA estimates that cars with the auto transmission will achieve 13 mpg on the city roads and 21 miles per gallon when driving. When the manual is used, the numbers are changed into 14 and 20 and 20 respectively. Amazingly, the Camaro outperforms its rival the Shelby GT500 in fuel efficiency in that the GT500 can achieve 12 mpg city and 17 miles per gallon on the highway. The ZL1 1LE with a manual transmission that we tested in our 70-mph fuel economy route, which is a part of our testing program and returned just 17 miles per gallon.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The 650 horsepower figure along with a ZL1-branded badge will do not erase the current generation Camaro’s poor visibility outwards. It’s got the same roof pillars that are thick and windowsills with high heights like other Camaros. However, all ZL1s are fully-equipped in the factory and has a limited number of alternatives. The standard equipment includes adjustable front seats that have heating and cooling and a heated steering column and dual-zone climate control. In the case of the ZL1 the performance and design have precedence over less sexy issues like cupholder count and the cargo area. There’s very little inside storage space to store small objects which is a an admission of guilt on the part of Chevrolet that the Camaro is able to comfortably accommodate two humans. In the rear, behind the useless seats is a similarly small trunk that has an oddly-shaped opening.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The touchscreen system of Chevrolet’s infotainment is one of the easiest-to-use models in the industry that have clear menus, large buttons and a variety of well-known features. It also has WiFi hotspots and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The ZL1 comes with nearly everything that is available on standard Camaros. This includes the Bose audio system and wireless phone charging and the ability to display a head-up display.