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2017 Camaro ZL1 Coming to Middle East Next Year

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The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 comes with a supercharged V8 engine that allows it to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds

There’s been a lot of sad news coming out of the Middle East this year (well, then again, there’s been a lot of sad news coming out of everywhere this year). But hope springs eternal for the New Year, and now citizens of the region have a reason to be excited for 2017: the arrival of a new muscle car.

Today Chevy announced that the 2017 Camaro ZL1 will go on sale in the Middle East in the first half of 2017. The most powerful Camaro in the vehicle’s fifty-year history, the new model is poised to compete with the most advanced sports coupes in the world.

Neither a specific release date, nor any pricing information, has been revealed as of yet.

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“The Camaro ZL1 is designed to excel at everything, delivering on design, dependability, quality and performance,” said Abdallah Madhoun, the Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for Chevrolet, GM Middle East. “The ZL1 is the track capable version of the award-winning sixth generation of the Camaro and can challenge the most advanced sports coupes in the world.”

The ZL1’s new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine boasts an estimated 650 horsepower, and powers the pony car to a 3.6-second 0-100 kph time. The Camaro can also complete the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds, at a top speed of 204 kph.

The Camaro ZL1 offers unique fuel economy and performance benefits, in its capacity as the first production car to use a new, advanced 10-speed automatic gearbox. A six-speed manual version is also available.

Other highlights include a stiff and lightweight structure, Magnetic Ride suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential, and standard features that include Driver Mode Selector, dual-mode exhaust, and advanced connectivity features.

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