The Chevrolet Camaro is an automotive classic that has been on the mainstream auto market—except for its brief removal from Chevy’s lineup for a few years in the early 2000s—since it first debuted more than 50 years ago in 1967. Since then, this model has become an icon in the auto market and is one of the most popular collector cars in the United States. Many classic Camaros from the 1960s and 1970s sell for an incredible amount of money. In fact, some of the rarest Camaros have sold for up to almost $1 million at various auctions over the years. So what’s new for the 2021 Chevy Camaro? 

Today, Chevy’s world-famous pony car is currently in its sixth generation and is still holding its own on the mainstream auto market. Chevrolet is a master at updating their vehicles to meet and even exceed modern standards, and their Camaro is no exception. The Chevy Camaro ZL1 is one of the most popular Camaro models on the market. It is currently the highest available trim level for the all-new 2021 ZL1 model, which debuted for the 2021 model year much to the excitement of car critics and Camaro drivers alike. 

Whether you’re in the market for a new sports car or are just a curious car enthusiast, here are 5 of the updated, upgraded, new, and best features of the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. 

  1. Powerful Performance 

The Chevy Camaro ZL1 is a sports car, which means its performance has to be powerful in order to keep up with standards within its vehicle class. This impressive sports cart is available with a very impressive base powertrain that comes as a standard feature for the ZL1 model.

2021 chevy camaro zl1 in red

2021 chevy Camaro zl1 in red

The powertrain that comes standard for the 2021 ZL1 is a 6.2-L Supercharged LT4 V8 engine that delivers an incredible 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine comes equipped with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing that help improve the fuel efficiency of the premium trim level of this upgraded sports car. 

It pairs with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, but it is also available with a 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission that allows for quick automatic gear shifting to ensure a smoother ride in the ZL1. 

This sports car is also available with a dual-mode exhaust that helps the 2021 ZL1’s engine run at peak performance even at very high speeds.

  1. Launch Control 

Launch control is a special performance feature that comes standard on the 2021 Camaro ZL1 model and makes this sports car more fun to drive on the road. 

Launch Control allows you to use the Driver Information Center inside your Camaro to adjust your launch RPM and wheel slippage in order to optimize your car’s acceleration by keeping its rear tires spinning. 

Custom Launch Control is also available for the 2021 ZL1 model. This feature is specifically designed to be used for racing events. It adds Line Lock to Launch Control, allowing you to lock the front wheels of your ZL1 while allowing its rear wheels to keep spinning in order to maximize grip on the track. 

  1. Wireless Tech 

Every Chevy ZL1 model comes equipped with the state-of-the-art Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system that includes a large color touchscreen display in front so that everything you need from entertainment to navigation is right at your fingertips while you’re on the go. 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with new wireless functionality comes standard for the ZL1 model and allows you to wirelessly connect your mobile devices to your car to play your own music, podcasts, etc. without having to look down at your phone. 

A wireless charging pad is another standard tech feature for the Camaro ZL1 model, and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and a Connected Navigation system are also available for the ZL1. 

  1. Standard Head-Up Display 

A Head-Up Display is standard for the 2021 Camaro ZL1 model. This feature projects a display onto the ZL1’s windshield that offers essential information such as your speed, RPM, fuel level, etc.

The display is in full color, but it is also semi-transparent in order to allow you to keep up with important information while you drive without forcing you to take your eyes off the road and without blocking your view. 

  1. Special Editions 

Camaros are notorious for being collector cars, so it makes sense that there are several special-edition ZL1 models that are available to allow you to customize your ZL1 to your own lifestyle and style and driving preferences. 

You can customize your Camaro ZL1 model with a Redline Edition, Shock Edition, or Steel Edition. The Redline Edition adds red accents to the black wheels of your camaro and includes a jet black interior with striking red accents. 

Both the Shock and Steel Editions add a racing-inspired center stripe to the front of your Camaro ZL1. These special editions give you several special metallic exterior paint options and add blade-design aluminum wheels, painted metallic mirrors, a chrome fender badge, a black fuel door, carbon-fiber instrument panel molding, and more to your 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1.

Check out our current lineup of the Chevy Camaro now and schedule your test drive today!