The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is coming!  Chevrolet announced at the Chicago Auto Show, that the ultimate high performance Camaro will be the fastest Camaro ever and will give the Ford Mustang Shelby GT a run for it's money. Pictures and specs after the jump.

My passion for the Chevy Camaro runs deep!  I love Camaro's.  Always have, always will!  I have been fortunate enough to have several of them, and  I have wrecked a few as well.  The last one I had was a 1995 Camaro Z28 that I totaled because I was stupid enough to be racing it on a busy street.  Telephone poles and Camaro's don't mix, kids!

The Camaro has changed quite a bit over the years since it was first put on the road in 1967.  Each decade saw some pretty radical changes with my favorite being the late 60's model, shown here.

Yes, the Camaro has changed a lot over the years.  In fact, check out the evolution of the Camaro at ebaumsworld.com.

This blog, though, is about the new Camaro, and it is a bad ass!

The new Camaro will have a supercharged V8 engine and will produce at least 556 horsepower!

Now, that is fast!

Technologically advanced and racing-proven chassis and suspension systems help it deliver balanced, track-ready handling and braking power to complement its high engine output and stellar acceleration.

Here are some of the Camaro ZL1's specs:

Designed to be the finest all-around performance car in the segment.
Technologically advanced features, including Magnetic Ride Control, electric power steering and racing-style two-piece brake rotors.
LSA 6.2L supercharged engine rated at an estimated 556 horsepower (415 kW) matched with a six-speed transmission with a dual-disc clutch system.
Aerodynamically tuned exterior features – including a vented carbon fiber hood insert – that eliminate lift or create down force.

The Camaro ZL1 will be available in and available in all colors that Camaro currently has but the

interior will only be available in black - which I'm totally cool with.

For more information about the new Chevy Camaro ZL1, you can go to Cherolet's webite here.

For more pictures from the Chicago Auto show, go here.