The most powerful Chevrolet Camaro is taking a turn to the dark side and we couldn’t be any happier.
No, it’s not becoming evil, although it’s about as mean and menacing as a Camaro can get. What we’re talking about is the first 2012 Camaro ZL1 special edition model: the ZL1 Carbon Concept.
To begin with, the ZL1 Carbon Concept already has everything the standard ZL1 possesses, including the massive 6.2-liter LSA supercharged V8 engine that produces a gnarly 580 horsepower and churns out 556 lb/ft of torque. But more than that, the ZL1 Carbon Concept carries plenty of unique style features that Tony Roma, program engineering manager for the Camaro ZL1, attests to. “This concept’s dramatic appearance matches the extreme performance capabilities of the Camaro ZL1,” he said.
The highlight of the ZL1 Carbon Edition’s design is the Ashen Gray paint finish, which is then complemented by an array of carbon fiber elements, including an exposed-weave carbon fiber “Mohawk” hood insert, a carbon fiber rear spoiler with stainless-steel wicker bill, and carbon fiber inserts on the interior door, and instrument panel. The car also has dual exhaust outlets with active exhaust and diffuser and a new set of lightweight 20" Satin Black wheels with machined faces and Brembo brakes.
On top of that, the ZL1 Carbon Edition also comes with a Jet Black leather interior with suede microfiber seat inserts and Torch Red stitching, a suede-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel and short-throw shifter, a carbon fiber-trimmed shift knob, and ZL1 pedals.
UPDATE 11/08/2011: One of the cars that caught our attention at the 2011 SEMA Show was definitely this Camaro ZL1 Carbon Edition. The black exterior combined with carbon fiber highlights fit just perfectly with a powerful car like this one. And we have added real life images as a proof of our statement. You can find them in the picture gallery provided!