Whether you choose an entry-level trim or the top-level ZL1, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro’s classic muscle car appeal stems from its powerful, nimble performance. The Camaro’s mighty engine options and high-tech handling systems combine to easily rule any track or road you encounter, making it one of the most formidable sports coupes ever built.
The Chevy Camaro’s exhilarating performance is provided by four different engine options. For the Camaro 1LS, 1LT and 2LT, a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo puts out 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, and an available 3.6-liter V6 delivers 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The Camaro 1SS and 2SS feature the 6.2-liter LT1 V8, which delivers 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 4 seconds. At the top of the line is the incredible Camaro ZL1 and its supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which makes 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The Camaro 1LS and 2LT come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and the 1LT is standard with an eight-speed paddle shift automatic. The 1SS, 2SS and ZL1 are standard with a six-speed manual with Active Rev Matching, and the ZL1 is available with a 10-speed paddle shift automatic that provides superlative shifting.
The Chevrolet Camaro’s performance on both the road and the track is enhanced by its precise and agile handling. Each Camaro is outfitted with a StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system, which automatically adjusts torque and braking during tough maneuvers and deploys traction control technology to detect and control wheel slippage on slick surfaces.
The Camaro is built with a four-wheel independent sport suspension, which includes aluminum components that contribute to the car’s sure-footed handling. Magnetic Ride Control®, which monitors and adjusts each wheel independently to enhance handling, is available on some models. For even more control in a variety of conditions, the Camaro is also equipped with a Driver Mode Selector. Up to four modes — Sport, Tour, Snow/Ice and Track — can be selected, allowing the Camaro to adjust shifting, steering calibration and other vehicle characteristics in response to different driving conditions.
Because it is the most powerful Camaro Chevrolet has ever built, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 deserves a spotlight all its own. This Camaro comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which puts out 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. This engine can be connected to either a six-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifting or an available 10-speed paddle-shifter automatic. The ZL1 is also equipped with eLSD to provide stability on high-speed turns. Its standard high-performance Brembo® brakes offer robust, reliable stopping power.
The ZL1’s aerodynamic design also contributes to its race-worthy performance. Large grille openings work with the high-performance radiator to provide extra cooling, a carbon-fiber hood air extractor decreases lift and a wing-style rear spoiler maximizes downforce.
With vigorous engine options, responsive handling and technology that enhances agility no matter the situation, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro delivers a high level of performance you can count on every time. Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet!