Badass 5th Gen Camaro ZL1 has the Looks that Kill

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Camaro ZL1

All-black Camaro ZL1 is already seven years old but still impresses with plenty of power and an awesome-looking exterior.

Seven years isn’t all that long in terms of measuring our lives, but in car model years, it’s an eternity. Still, there are those of us who miss the clean, crisp styling of the 5th gen Camaro, a car that still looks as good today as the day it came out. Some would argue, in fact, that it looks better than the 2019 models. But we aren’t here to debate such aesthetic topics. We’re here to tell you about this killer, all-black 2012 Camaro ZL1 that popped up for sale in the LS1 Tech Marketplace.

A car known as the “Killer Camaro” when it arrived on the scene, the 5th gen ZL1 was GM’s second most powerful machine at the time, behind only the Corvette ZR1. And sure, it has plenty of power – 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque, to be exact. But this Camaro can also carve corners thanks to high-tech adjustable dampers and an advanced stability control system.

Hitting 60 mph in the low 4-second range and topping out at 180 mph, the 5th gen Camaro ZL1 was an impressive machine in its day. And it’s an impressive machine now, even with more powerful options available. But this beautiful example up for grabs in the Marketplace offers up loads of value, too. For a hefty discount off the original sticker price, you’re getting a nicely kept and impressive machine.

This particular car also comes with both the original stock wheels and a set of black aftermarket hoops. The supercharger has been replaced under warranty, which means that you should have plenty of boost for years to come. So if you’re a fan of 5th gens, you might just want to check this one out. We won’t judge if you prefer this body style to the new ones!

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Brett Foote has been covering the auto industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ popular Auto Group websites, including Corvette Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among others.

Foote has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles and every other type of automobile, Foote had spent several years running parts for local dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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