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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: How's 640 horsepower sound? (pictures)

With a hell of a lot of horsepower and a brand-spankin'-new 10-speed automatic, there's plenty to get excited about in Chevrolet's latest pony car.

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Much like the Daft Punk song, the Camaro ZL1 is harder, better, faster and stronger than any other sixth-generation Camaro.

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Power comes from a 6.2-liter, supercharged eight-cylinder engine. Output is pegged at 640 horsepower, with no mention of torque at this time.

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Standard tech includes adjustable driving modes, a dual-mode exhaust, and an electronic limited-slip differential.

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It's track-ready out of the box, packing 11 heat exchangers to keep the operating temperature nice and low during extended track driving.

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Many of the car's exterior bits are engineered to manage airflow, including the hollowed-out "Flowtie" badge up front.

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The ZL1 comes with exclusive 20-inch wheels and gargantuan Brembo brakes. The rotors measure 15.35 inches up front.

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The ZL1's interior features a suede-trimmed, flat-bottomed steering wheel.

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Performance Data Recorder, which can film your on-road antics with graphical overlays including speed, position and g-forces, is also standard on ZL1.

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Recaro sport front seats are also standard.

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Naturally, the standard transmission is a six-speed manual. This one's got automatic rev-matching on downshifts, in case you can't heel-toe.

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If you're not a fan of swapping cogs yourself, there's also a 10-speed automatic transmission on offer. Yes, that's a lot of gears.

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