Production begins for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
The details of production were fairly limited but with Mr. Fitzpatrick’s note to Chevrolet dealerships, it was the first news of production of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the GM Oshawa Assembly Center. Fitzpatrick went on to explain that production of the Camaro ZL1 would start slowly and then ramp up, with those initial retail production Camaro ZL1 units going through a rigorous quality check before being shipped to dealerships around the US and Canada. General Motors followed a similar slow roll-out process with the first new Chevrolet Camaro Coupes in 2009 and the Camaro Convertibles in 2011 in an effort to make sure that there were no “bugs” with the early production models. Because of this added quality control process, dealerships can expect to face longer than usual delivery times but we can expect that once the initial batch of production ZL1 units has been checked, rechecked and sent to dealerships – the new super-muscle car will begin flowing out of Oshawa fast enough to meet the demand. GM expects that the first ZL1 retail units will hit the dealerships in the middle of March 2012.
In addition to announcing production, John Fitzpatrick also announced that General Motors had opened the third cycle for dealerships to submit orders for the Camaro ZL1 – officially beginning on January 26th, 2012. This means that those of you who are lusting after the awesome new super muscle car can now head to your local Chevrolet dealership for more information on placing your order…although we wouldn’t recommend waiting very long before doing so.