Ordinary cars come and go but legendary ones stay and grow. The Chevrolet Camaro is certainly among the legends. The first Camaro came to the market in 1967 and it has come a long way since then, achieving a milestone of being in the market for half a century. Fans and enthusiast will be able to get a special treat as the 2017 Camaro celebrates its 50th year anniversary.
The Six Trims And The 50th Anniversary Edition
According to a report, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is available in six trims from the base to the V6, V6 1LE, SS, SS 1LE and ZL1. In addition, a 50th anniversary model is also available in the V6 and SS trims but will only be in the market until the end of this year as reported.
Motor Authority reported that the base trim starts with a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine with 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. This is followed by the 3.6-liter V6 engine that cranks out 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the SS trim is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 455 horsepower and also 455 pound-feet of torque. These powertrains are paired with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The V6 1LE and SS 1LE trims are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 and 6.2 V8 engines but no details were given regarding the capabilities of the last two engines. Given the fact that the two belong to the upper trim however, it is safe to say that these are more powerful than those on the lower trims.
The 2017 Camaro ZL1 Owns The Limelight
In terms of power, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 owns the limelight. It is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that also powers that Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V. The engine is capable of putting out 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. As reported, it only takes 3.5 seconds for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to go from zero to 60 miles per hour.