Leaked order guide shows the latest Camaro will actually have Corvette-level power
In a “leaked” order sheet for the 2017 Chevy Camaro, the folks at Camaro6 — the sixth-generation Camaro forum — note that the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 found under the Camaro ZL1’s hood will apparently have 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque — the same output as the top-dog Corvette Z06.
The V8’s horsepower comes as a surprise since the folks at GM were saying it would get the same treatment as the slightly less-powerful 640-hp CTS-V. The moderately detuned 6.2-liter seemingly only exists to maintain the supremacy of Chevy’s top-tier Corvette.
Aside from the 10 extra ponies, the order sheet also shows some new interesting equipment like a carbon-fiber gas door, carbon-fiber dash inserts and embroidered floor mats — you know, just in case you forgot which model Camaro you bought. You can also splurge for the “50th anniversary” floor mats if that’s more your speed.
The bump in power is cool, but we’re really curious to see how the new 10-speed transmission matches up to the abuse from the now-more-brutal 6.2-liter engine.
If you’re champing at the bit to order your new Camaro, checking out the order form below might feed your need — at least for a little while.