2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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$68,845

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Key Spec of 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
fuel economy

14/16/20

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

650 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Track-worthy performance.

Overly stiff suspension in the 1LE package.

Minor exterior design changes.

Long list of standard features.

Poor trunk storage with a tiny opening.

No more exposed carbon fiber spoiler in the 1LE package.

Aggressive styling.

Poor outward visibility.

New exterior colors.

Smooth manual transmission.

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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The Chevrolet Camaro has been an icon ever since its launch and has managed to build a massive reputation among muscle car enthusiasts. For those novice drivers who felt the standard variant to be less exciting, Chevrolet had introduced the Camaro ZL1, which is a track-worthy monster that is currently in its 6th generation. Reports suggest that Chevrolet could pull the plug off the ZL1 model and could end it by bringing out a Heritage Edition of the ZL1 in 2024. The supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 is capable of pushing out 650 horsepower, making it a really powerful vehicle in the compact coupe segment.

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2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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$68,735
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$585 Below market
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2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl Turbo 6M)

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Colors and Styles

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Black color
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Chevrolet could also be using GM’s MagneRide suspension tech and also provide the option for Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. It’s also known that the massive carbon fiber wing that was a part of the 1LE package. However, the performance-oriented package will include stiffer suspensions, an electronic limited-slip differential, 6-piston front, and 4-piston rear Brembo brakes, and a dual-mode exhaust system. The 2023 Camaro ZL1 is expected to sell for $69,395 and even though there is the option of adding the 1LE package, it might not suit everyone as the ride setup is tuned for tracks and might not be suitable for driving very often. Since this segment targets a very particular set of people, the number of competitors isn’t a lot but the ones that exist are very strong and equally impressive. Major cars that are up against the ZL1 are the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


Features

The 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a high-performance vehicle based on the regular Camaro and is sold as a completely different vehicle as the performance and use of both vehicles vary. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes in both coupe format as well as a convertible vehicle. Since there aren’t any trim levels with this variant of the Chevrolet Camaro, the ZL1 comes loaded with features like a Bose audio system, adaptive suspension, 8-inch touchscreen, 20-inch gray forged aluminum wheels, and so on. All the features on offer are necessary for a daily drivable car and when paired with the powerful V8 engine, the Camaro ZL1 makes one of the value-added vehicles out there.

Trim

ZL1

MSRP (RWD)

$69,395

Key Features

20-inch forged aluminum wheels

Heated and ventilated front seats

Power adjustable front seats

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Simulated suede/Leather upholstery

8-inch infotainment screen

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support

9-speaker Bose Audio system

Heated mirrors

Rear park assist

SiriusXM

The list can be further extended by adding the 1LE package which will make the ZL1 track ready with stiffer suspension, bigger brakes, Recaro bucket seats, and a different exhaust system.

We Recommend

There is an option to add a 10-speed automatic transmission and also the 1LE package available but we recommend picking the Camaro ZL1 without any of these as the 6-speed manual transmission makes the whole driving process very fun and adding the 1LE pack makes the car very less drivable in a regular scenario and will need a track to fully experience the car.

Release Date

Even though Chevrolet hasn’t confirmed the exact dates, the frequent spotting of test mules suggests that the car could hit the dealers in the fall of 2022.

Engine and Performance

There really aren’t any engine options that the users get with the Camaro ZL1. Under the hood lies a massive 6.2L supercharged V8 that produces 650 horsepower and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Even though the power figure isn’t the highest on paper, it’s delivered very well in terms of the drive and stands well against the rivals. Users have the option to swap the manual transmission for a 10-speed automatic unit that is very refined and quick in terms of its shifts. Even though the car only comes with an RWD setup, the drive feels well planted and stable when pushing the car into corners. Apart from just the power, torque heavy engine makes sure that the car has enough acceleration boost whenever needed.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2023 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

MSRP

$69,395

$67,000

$75,000

Engine

6.2L supercharged V8

6.2L supercharged V8

5.2L supercharged V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

7-speed automatic

Power (Hp)

650 hp @ 6,400 rpm

717 hp @ 6,000 rpm

760 hp @ 7,000 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

650 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm

656 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

625 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.7 seconds

3.7 seconds

3.3 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

11.7 seconds

11.8 seconds

10.7 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

198 MPH

199 MPH

180 MPH

The engine on both the Chevrolet and the Dodge are similar along with the drivetrain matching to be almost identical. However, both these vehicles are tuned differently, and even though the Dodge puts out better power on paper, both these cars have near identical performance. The Mustang happens to be the most powerful despite the fact that the engine is slightly smaller.

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Ride and Handling

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is an absolute joy to drive and this car can be daily driven as well as used on the track with no issues. The Magnetic Ride Control suspensions ensure that the vehicle stays well balanced and the steering responsive on the ZL1 is very precise. For those who intend to do multiple track days or drag strip visits, the 1LE package will really come in handy as it makes the car even lighter and better equipped for the job.

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Braking Performance

The 2023 Camaro ZL1 comes standard equipped with a very strong set of brakes and is sized 15.3-inches for the front and 14.4-inches for the rear. Even though these brakes are great for regular use, Chevrolet does offer upgraded 6 piston front and 4 piston rear brakes by Brembo for a better track day performance. This particular set of brakes is very confidence inspiring and helps unleash the maximum potential of the ZL1.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2023 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

15.3

15.3

16.5

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

14.4

13.7

14.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,907

4,481

4,171

60-0 (.-ft)

111

105

104

Even though all the cars manage to stop within an impressively short distance, the Camaro takes a little more distance when compared to the rivals. However, pick the optional 1LE package and the distance would go down from 111 feet to a staggering 91 feet.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is something that’s seen with the least hopes on high-end performance vehicles but things aren’t as bad as expected with the Camaro ZL1. For the kind of performance this car puts out, it was expected to pump out close to 15 miles to the gallon on highways but surprisingly enough, the ZL1 puts out a commendable 20 mpg. This figure was obtained on the standard manual transmission variant and picking the automatic would slightly lower the numbers.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2023 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

MPG (city)

14

13

12

MPG (highway)

20

21

18

MPG (combined)

16

16

14

Fuel capacity (gallons)

19.0

18.5

16.0

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

266/380/304

241/389/296

192/288/224

The most fuel-efficient car here is the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 but the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat does come close and puts out a very similar figure. However, the Mustang being the most powerful here drinks a lot more fuel than the other cars, and since it also carries the smallest gas tank requires the Mustang to stop for fuel very often.

Interior

Enter the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and it feels like you are taken aback in time as the design feels dated. However, the team at Chevy has gotten the layout and placement of components are bang on. The ZL1 does not carry any fancy materials and has decided to keep things plain and simple but this helps the driver put all the concentration on the drive as there aren’t any polarizing elements in the cabin of this car. The sporty front seats that come standard in this car are very supportive and hold the occupants in place with power-adjustability, allowing for an effortless experience. The seats on the rear aren’t as comfortable and just feel like they are a gimmick to market the car as a 4-seater. The forward visibility is also poor and it takes a while to get used to maneuvering the ZL1. The major drawback of the Camaro ZL1 is the cargo space as not only is it tiny but users will also find it difficult to load larger objects as the trunk lid opening is very narrow and in fact one of the smallest out there.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2023 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Passenger Capacity

4

5

4

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.5/55.0/43.9

39.3/58.5/42.0

37.6/56.3/44.5

Rear Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

33.5/5.3/29.9

37.1/53.9/33.1

34.8/51.9/29.0

Cargo Capacity (cu.-ft)

9.1

16.2

13.5

The front passenger space on the Camaro is ample enough for a comfortable drive and the rivals provide equally goof seating space but Dodge is the only car here to offer seating space for a total of 5 occupants. Unlike other cars with barely usable rear seats, the Dodge provides a decent space in the rear and can even accommodate adults for a short duration. The Camaro falls majorly when it comes to cargo space and has one of the tiniest trunk spaces found on any car.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 include

  • Recaro front sport seats.
  • Alloy foot pedals.
  • Customizable ambient lighting.
  • Power-adjustable front seats.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control.
  • Heated steering wheel.
  • Simulated suede or leather upholstery.

How intuitive is the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 infotainment system?

Get in and there is an 8-inch display neatly integrated into the dashboard that supports both Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. The display has a great viewing angle and the information is easily readable, making it one of the best units out there. Users can operate the system through the touch interface as well as physical buttons to keep the experience immersive. For the music junkies, Chevrolet offers a 9-speaker audio system by Bose that is slightly bass heavy but offers some clear notes. Behind the steering are two analog gauges and in between them sits an 8-inch digital gauge cluster that displays all the necessary information pertaining to the drive and car.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 are

  • 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster.
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen.
  • Apply CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Wireless charging pad.
  • Navigation system.
  • 9-speaker audio system by Bose.
Exterior

If you thought the regular Camaro looked muscular and mean, wait until you lay your eyes on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as it holds additional styling elements and a wider stance than its regular variant. The redesigned front bumpers allow more air flow in order to keep the engine under ideal temperature and another noticeable design change for the 2023 model would be the exemption of the massive carbon fiber rear wing. Chevrolet had been facing difficulties in sourcing the wing and materials in the past which had disturbed the production and delivery of multiple cars. To solve that issue, they would use a smaller, redesigned spoiler. The led headlights receive a slight refresh too and are very well integrated amidst the sharp and aggressive styling this car follows. The car will sit on 20-inch gray forged aluminum wheels that perfectly blend in with the whole proportion of the car.

Model

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2023 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,907

4,481

4,171

Length (in.)

190.2

197.5

188.5

Width (in.)

75.0

75.7

75.4

Height (in.)

52.9

57.5

54.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.0

4.5

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

110.7

116.0

107.1

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is a massive car when compared to the Camaro ZL1 or the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. This is the reason why the Dodge is able to seat occupants even in the rear row rather comfortably. However, this also weighs the Challenger down and in that sense, the Camaro ZL1 has the advantage of being the lightest car here. The Camaro also feels like the most fun car to drive, thanks to its low ground clearance but this also makes it difficult to maneuver the car over a bump on a normal road.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • 20-inch forged aluminum wheels.
  • Quad exhaust tips.
  • Heated mirrors.
  • HID headlights.
  • LED tinted taillights.
  • Rear spoiler.
Safety

The 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 hasn’t undergone any crash tests so far but the standard variant of the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro has received a 5-start rating on NHTSA. This could denote the ZL1 to be safe as both the cars are basically made on the same platform. IIHS is yet to rate the car but the outgoing model fared well in the test.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 are

  • Rearview camera.
  • Blinds-spot monitor.
  • Rear-cross traffic alert.
  • Rear parking sensor.
  • Forward collision warning.
  • Lane change alert.
Competition

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

There are a lot of similarities between both these cars and even though the Dodge makes more power, both these cars clock to 60 mph in almost the same time. The major differentiator is the fact that the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody offers a much larger cabin and storage space, making it the practical option out of the two. However, such cars aren’t picked based on practicality, and if driving fun is all that you are looking for, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 gets our vote.

2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs 2023 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

There is a massive difference between the power figures as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 offers a whopping 717 hp. However, that comes for a price and the Camaro sells for much lesser in comparison, making it the better value for money. Another aspect that works in favor of the Camaro is its fuel economy as the numbers it pushes out are surprising for a car this powerful. The additional power on the Ford definitely does help make it quicker out of the two but the Camaro ZL1 feels much more agile and engaging to drive.

Final Verdict

The 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is definitely a worthy car and it balances out handling, power, and comfort very well. Considering the fact that the production for this model would end in 2024, the value would only go up, and if you are someone who doe drag days and track sessions, the ZL1 1Le is the perfect choice as it comes fitted with a stiffer suspension and better brakes. Even though the rivals make more power, the low ground clearance helps the Camaro to approach corners at a much higher pace than the rivals, making it the better driver’s car. It is only recommended to pick the 1LE package if you intend to take the car to a track very often and a major disappointment with this car has to be its truck pace as the tiny area barely fits any cargo.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$68845

body style

dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

376 cu in

horse power

650 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

650 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

dimensions
length

190.2 in

wheelbase

110.7 in

width

75 in

Height

52.9 in

capacity
passenger volume

93 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

14/16/20 mpg

highway range

380.00 mi


Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$81,768
5 Year Cost To Own
$88,187
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $88,187
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$9,268$5,582$4,562$5,120$4,454$28,986
Insurance$1,874$1,971$2,087$2,092$2,161$10,185
Fuel$3,221$3,313$3,439$3,515$3,654$17,142
Maintenance$387$807$639$2,646$1,449$5,928
Repairs$35$13$170$401$518$1,137
Financing Interest$5,071$4,100$3,064$1,949$648$14,832
Taxes and Fees$8,389$463$393$385$347$9,977
Total Cost-To-Own$28,245$16,249$14,354$16,108$13,231$88,187
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