GM announced the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 performance figures as well as its pricing. The most powerful version Camaro ever will go on sale in spring 2012 and it will carry a starting price tag of 54,995 USD.
So just how much performance you get for that amount of money? Well we think you get a pretty sweat deal, but we’ll let the figures talk for themselves.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 uses a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 generating 580 HP and 556 lb-ft of torque (754 Nm) which will accelerate the 6-speed automatic version from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and the 6-speed manual model in 4.0 seconds.
The automatic can reach a top speed of 184 mph and will cover the quarter mile in 12 seconds while the manual will be just slightly slower with a maximum speed of 180 mph and a quarter mile completion time of 12.1 seconds. 
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 price includes the 900 USD delivery fee and the car comes with the MagneticRide suspension and the Performance Traction Management system standard.
There are also six options available for the ZL1, and these include the TapShift controls for the 6-speed automatic gearbox (1,185 USD), the 20 inch, aluminium wheel package (470 USD), the power sunroof (900 USD), the stripe package (470 USD), the exposed carbon hood insert (600 USD) and the suede package for the interior that will set you back an additional 500 USD.
So in conclusion the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 offers supercar performance at a much lower price, and to put things into perspective, you’ll be able to compare its performance and pricing with exotics such as the Audi R8 GT, the Maserati GranCabrio and the Mercedes SLS AMG.

Source: GM