Why General Motors Halted 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Production

By Joel Arellano | March 09, 2012
Fan of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1? Heck, even have one on order? We don't blame you. Though beaten by the Ford Shelby GT500 in the horsepower wars, the Chevy Camaro ZL1's 6.2-liter V-8 still generates a mind-numbing 580 horsepower, beating ultra-lux supercars like Ferrari 458 and the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. (Granted, those are last model year 458 and GTS. Will be interesting to see how the Italians and ze Germans react to such an upstart.) The first Chevy Camaro ZL1 went for a cool quarter million for charity but "regular" joes (and janes!) can price one below $50,000. If they can find one, that is. GM, according to our enthusiast pub Motor Trend, has circulated a letter stating that the automaker has temporarily halted production of the 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1. The automaker, apparently, is investigating some sort of "quality concern" about the super car. A subsequent follow up by MT reveals that General Motors had shut down the Oshawa Assembly plant where the Chevrolet ZL1 is built. GM and Chevy representatives, though, state the shutdown of the Canadian had already been scheduled. Note other vehicles, besides the Chevy Camaro ZL1, are also built at the plant.
General Motors has not said when it would restart production of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the time of this post. Source: Motor Trend