2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Chevrolet knew the Camaro platform could handle much more than 426 HP and deliver fantastic cornering speeds and world-class handling. So, as soon as the new generation hit the streets in 2010, engineers started developing performance versions. The first of those was the great Camaro ZL-1 they introduced in 2012 and sold throughout 2015.
The ZL-1 was a special 427 V8 powered drag beast from 1969 and its 2012 counterpart followed the same formula. Chevrolet used the biggest, most powerful engine GM had, which was the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 for the Camaro. The result was a 580 HP street terror with highly advanced Magnetic Ride suspension, performance Goodyear tires and Brembo brakes.
Although the 2012 Camaro ZL-1 was not the one trick pony like its 1969 predecessor, it was a pure sports car that could put any Porsche 911 to shame. It could also outhandle and outrun much more expensive and exotic cars, as well. However, it was not budget-friendly at $57,000 MSRP, but it was well worth it.