While the Chevrolet Camaro went away for a few years, demand for the iconic muscle car never did. That kind of passion—combined with the quality and performance offered by today’s Camaro—has kept sales in high gear. In 2010, its first full year on the market, the athletic new Chevy outsold its crosstown rival the Ford Mustang by more than 7,500 units, and attracted 81,299 new Camaro owners. And not only is the car ahead of that pace through the first part of 2011, but it also recently marked a major production milestone when the 5 millionth Camaro was sold to a lucky new driver in Kentucky.
The black-on-black 1LS coupe showcased a “dovetail” spoiler, a six-speed manual transmission and a potent 3.6-liter, 312-hp V6, and it was the 225,844th Camaro sold since the fifth generation launched in March 2009. Of course, Chevy is on track to keep the momentum going, thanks an expanding lineup that now includes the Camaro Convertible, which dropped its top in February of 2011, and the high-performance Camaro ZL1.
Designed to be the most technically advanced car in its class, the Camaro ZL1 will holster a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 that makes some 550 hp and offer a six-speed manual transmission with a dual-disc clutch, Magnetic Ride Control, a vented carbon-fiber hood insert, and an advanced, track-ready brake system designed collaboratively with the experts at Brembo.
Drivers can expect the ZL1 to debut early next year as the fastest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet—which will no doubt help the brand get a quick head start toward selling its next 5 million Camaros.
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