General Motors' assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, today launched regular production of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sports car.
The ZL1 features a 580 hp, 6.2-liter engine and 556 pounds-feet of torque, making it the most-powerful production Camaro.
"This is an exciting new chapter in the ongoing revival of the tremendously popular Chevrolet Camaro," Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM of Canada, said in a statement. "The new 2012 Camaro ZL1 further demonstrates the flexible capabilities of the award-winning Oshawa Assembly Plant."
GM said the base price of the ZL1 will be $54,995, including a $900 delivery fee.
It comes standard with a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, rear-park assist with a rear-view camera display and black leather interior.
Optional features include power sunroof, exposed carbon fiber weave hood insert, suede microfiber accents on the steering wheel, shift knob and shift boot and 20-inch, bright aluminum wheels.
A six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift controls also is available for an additional $1,185.
Chevrolet sold 5,709 Camaros in January, a 20 percent increase over the same month last year, GM said.
In 2011, Camaro sales rose 9 percent to 88,294 vehicles.