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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/15/2011

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 priced at $54,095


Chevrolet’s supercharged 580-horsepower Camaro coupe will start at $54,095 when it goes on sale in the spring, not including a $900 destination fee. The ZL1’s highly anticipated performance numbers have also been announced, with zero to 60 mph in a scant in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph.

Scant also describes the amount of time the ZL1’s specs edged its 2012 Shelby GT500 competition. Ford just raised the bar for muscle-cars-playing-supercars, with the 2013 Shelby GT500 making 650 hp (up from 550 hp) and reaching 200 mph. The muscle car wars are far from being settled.

Standard equipment for the Camaro’s top-dog ZL1 includes a magnetic ride suspension, dual-mode exhaust, launch control and six-speed manual transmission. The optional six-speed automatic transmission for $1,185 is the performance champ with slightly faster zero-to-60, top speed and quarter-mile times than the manual.

The ZL1 is set up with many features for its base price, though the following are optional: 20-inch bright aluminum wheels: $470 Sunroof: $900 Stripe package: $470 Exposed-weave carbon-fiber hood insert: $600 Suede package with accents on steering wheel, shift knob and shift boot:  $500

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