The Chevy Camaro has become a benchmark for performance, design and price.
Directly competing with the Ford Mustang, the Camaro has developed into much more than a straight line performance muscle car.
Chevy has proved that muscle cars can perform even on a twisty race track.
With the introduction of the 2017 Camaro ZL1 variant, it proves that Chevy has developed a muscle car that now has the performance of a supercar.
For Julanda Al Shukaili, a senior in computer engineering, it’s the ZL1’s performance and design that made him gravitate towards it.
“My favorite thing about the Camaro is that it’s a car that can do it all,” Al Shukaili said. “You can drift it, track it, drag it and get your groceries while you are at it.”
Al Shukaili said besides how it looks and the specs, there are too many Mustangs around and he wanted something different.
As for specs, Al Shukaili has kept the car relatively stock.
He has, however, swapped the stock suspension for air suspension and added custom wheels.
The ZL1 comes with Chevy’s infamous supercharged 6.2L V8 engine, making 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, with a top speed of 198 mph.
Al Shukaili explained that being a car enthusiast is important to him.
“Cars pretty much gets my blood pumping, whether it’s going fast and straight or banging the limiter while drifting a corner,” Al Shukaili said. “It’s one of the most fun things I could do and it never gets old.”