New 2023 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ( Overview ). – HIGHS
Horsepower that’s always hot and ready, big racetrack energy, incredible performance value.
Lack of outward visibility, plastic interior is less than fantastic, beefed-up 1LE suspension is too hardcore—even for us.
Preparing for a track day with the Camaro ZL1 is as easy as filling its gas tank and booting the right pedal.
With 650 hp, this top-dog Camaro ZL1 is a monster in a straight line. Its advanced performance-enhancing tech also makes it similarly talented when the road bends. But you’ll have to put up with a lot of compromises when you’re not trying to set lap time records.
Impressively responsive and nimble handling around turns
Potent acceleration from supercharged V8 engine
Relatively smooth ride, especially with the adaptive suspension
Solid value thanks to a long list of standard equipment
Difficult to see out of
Tiny back seat is essentially useless
Limited trunk space with small opening
Some controls are awkward to use
– What’s new
No significant changes for 2023
Part of the sixth Camaro generation introduced for 2016
The one constant in the universe is change and the future of automotive is a clear example of that. As we march toward a seemingly inevitable all-electric future, gas-guzzling sports cars are likely to go extinct. The Dodge Challenger is already in its final year as an internal combustion muscle car and the Chevrolet Camaro looks poised to follow it into retirement for the 2024 model year. The Ford Mustang, on the other hand, will continue alone with a significant refreshening and restyling for 2024. For 2023, the Camaro only receives minor changes, mostly limited to paint, wheel and a few aesthetic revisions.