The American muscle wars are alive and well on the other side of the pond with Ford and Chevrolet at each others throats. The two key protagonists being the Mustang and Camaro, each are attempting to match each other punch for punch. The Camaro’s most brutish incarnation, the ZL1, will now be offered in the headless variety.
The 6.2 litre LSA V8 engine will now be even more audible thanks to Chevy offering the ZL1 as a convertible. Producing 580 rampant ponies and 556lb-ft of chassis twisting torque, the yanks have had their work cut out to keep the car from falling into the “typical American handling” category. This includes fitting a vast array of bracing under the chassis and across the engine.
The car goes on sale state-side early 2012.