Now More Power Found in the Camaro ZL1

The Camaro ZL1 is more powerful than ever before.

The Camaro ZL1 is more powerful than ever before.

An even more powerful Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s was displayed at the New York International Auto Show.

There is now a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 transmission under the hood that produces 640 horsepower. This is 60 horsepower more than the 2016 Camaro ZL1. The Camaro ZL1 is now in more direct competition with other muscle cars such as the Dodge Challenger and Charger.

GM’s executive vice president of global product development, Mark Reuss, states that  “The Camaro ZL1 is designed to excel at everything…It will compare well to any sports coupe, at any price and in any setting.”

Not only will it compare and excel, but it was even referred to as a “monster” at the New York Auto Show!

The new Camaro ZL1 truly performs even better than the outgoing model thanks to more horsepower and increased aerodynamic structure. The lower grille opening now allows a greater airflow, and there is an added large front splitter, rear spoiler, and wide front fenders to help improve speed stability.

In addition, there is now a carbon-fiber insert and heat extractor under the hood. These features assist in keeping the engine compartment cooler. There is also an open bowtie insignia on the upper grille as a new design element.

We at Hutch Chevy Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY love all the extra ‘muscle’ added to the ZL1. This is one vehicle you will definitely want to test drive!

Camaro Edges Out Mustang for 2nd Straight Year

2013 Chevrolet CamaroIt’s the battle of the muscle cars and the Camaro takes the title for the second year in a row. Chevrolet dealers sold more than 84,000 Camaros last year, more than 1,000 more than their rival, the Ford Mustang.

This year was a closer margin than last year where the Camaro blew away the Mustang in 2011 sales. Chevy sold more than 17,000 Camaros than Ford sold Mustangs in all of 2011.

It has always been a tight race between the Camaro and the Mustang but Chevy still proves their cars come out on top. The Camaro is a 2-door car available in with a hard top or as a convertible and has been a staple in the Chevy lineup for more than 50 years. The Camaro is in its 5th generation and is looking to be redesigned in 2015.

Expect the Camaro to retain the title for 2013 sales with the release of the new Chevy Camaro ZL1 that achieves an amazing 580 horsepower under a V8 engine. For more information on the Chevy Camaro, visit Hutch Chevrolet online at or in-store in Paintsville, KY.