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Old 11-15-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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GM Prices 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 From $54,995



By Mike Magrath | November 15, 2011

Just hours after the release of the 650 horsepower 2013 Ford Mustang GT500, GM scrambled to get the focus back on the 580 horsepower (how cute) 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 by announcing pricing and performance figures on the new hotrod Camaro.

Including a $900 destination/delivery fee, the 2012 ZL1 will be priced from $54,995. Giving in to the life-suck that is traffic and opting for the automatic will set you back an additional $1,185, bright aluminum 20s are $470, sunroof is $900, stripe package is $470, an exposed-weave carbon fiber insert in the hood runs $600, and the suede package is $500.

As for performance...

Chevy is claiming 0-60 times of 3.9 seconds with the automatic and 4.0 seconds with the manual. The DIY transmission goes through the quarter mile in 12.1 @ 119 while the auto manages the task in 12.0 @ 119. Top speed is 184 for the auto and 180 for the manual. These numbers are very similar to the Hennessey Supercharged Camaro we tested last year and quicker than the 2011 Ford Mustang GT500 which managed 4.4 to 60 (4.1 with rollout) and a 12.4 @ 116.0.

GM provided a handy chart to compare the ZL1 against some other high performance cars available like the Audi R8 GT, Maserati GranTurismo (an obvious competitor) and the Mercedes SLS AMG. Probably best to ignore that pesky GT500 that's just around the corner.

The base price of the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 is $48,810.
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Ouch. Six grand more than the Ford and down on HP. Probably no automatic option for the GT500 though.
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Ouch. Six grand more than the Ford and down on HP. Probably no automatic option for the GT500 though.
2012 GT500s do not have 650hp. That is the 2013 which was just revealed last night. Ford has not released pricing for the 2013.
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2012 GT500s do not have 650hp. That is the 2013 which was just revealed last night. Ford has not released pricing for the 2013.
Correct and very likely that Ford will increase the price of the 2013 GT500 now that it has 650 hp, even if only by a couple grand.
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Not bad for a 4k lb SUV
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Maybe not the rumored $48k or $49k that we were hoping for but still a WHOLE LOT OF CAR/PERFORMANCE for the money in my opinion.
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This is completely embarrassing for GM. Back when I got my GXP you could get them for around 33-34K. Add in a S/C package, coilovers, and wheels and you would still be vastly under the ZL1's starting price. Even if they jack up the price on the new Mustang considerably there is no way GM can compete with this car.

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I'm pretty sure the zl1 would outperform ur gxp in every way.. Kinda comparing apples to oranges there
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And the same would be if u bought a 5gen Ss and added the stuff yourself.. But this is factory stuff..
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like i said, GM fails again.

4k+ lbs

going to be under powered by 70hp

no new engine family in sight for the 2014 vette

no plans on weight loss for the camaro in sight
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like i said, GM fails again.

4k+ lbs

going to be under powered by 70hp

no new engine family in sight for the 2014 vette

no plans on weight loss for the camaro in sight
I'm just waiting on someone to mention the new Alpha platform... What a failure that is turning into. The new lightweight chassis will be lucky to save 200 pounds.
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I'm pretty sure the zl1 would outperform ur gxp in every way.. Kinda comparing apples to oranges there
I would cry for a ZL1 owner if they didn't beat me considering how much more they will spend.
But it won't be by a huge margin. I have about the same HP and less weight. They have bigger tires.
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Lol @ people saying a car will fail before its even released and tested.
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thats more than i had hoped. not that i can afford one but thats too much even with its powertrain and SUSPENSION UPGRADES.



im still betting it sells well.
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Lol @ people saying a car will fail before its even released and tested.
its 55k, weighs over 4100, and will be TOAST against the 650hp cobra that is 250+lbs lighter
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its 55k, weighs over 4100, and will be TOAST against the 650hp cobra that is 250+lbs lighter
5.0s are faster than 5th gens and that hasnt slowed camaro sales one bit.
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The ZL1's front looks good, I'll certainly give them that. I just hate how big and bulky they are. It is exciting how much Ford is putting the pressure on Chevy to step up!
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A 2012 GT500 with the SVT package is right around $54K and even with the added weight I give the nod to the ZL1 for looks and the magnetic ride suspension. Plus the ZL1 has some standard features the GT500 only have as a dealer installed option.

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A 2012 GT500 with the SVT package is right around $54K and even with the added weight I give the nod to the ZL1 for looks and the magnetic ride suspension. Plus the ZL1 has some standard features the GT500 only have as a dealer installed option.

good info. thanks.
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If you compare the ZL1 to the 2013 GT500, that chart evens out a bit more (minus the magnetic ride suspension).
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