Like most NASCAR vehicles, this Camaro shares only a passing resemblance to the road-going sports car. It looks more like a Camaro than the SS did with its road-going twin, but it shares bones with every other car on the track. Under the hood rests a 358-cubic-inch (5.9-liter) 90-degree pushrod V8 making in the neighborhood of 900 horsepower. Like the engine, the tube-frame chassis and much of the bodywork is shared with the competition.
This isn't the first Camaro to race in NASCAR, though it's the first time the ZL1 moniker has graced the car's livery. A similar Camaro SS races in the lower-tier Xfinity Series. As fast as these two may be, we still prefer cars with closer connections to what we see in showrooms, like the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R.