The very first production unit of the 2012 Camaro ZL1 sold for $250,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas.
The car will go on sale early next year with a price tag expected to be in the neighborhood of $50k. This one offered by Fairway Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Las Vegas was sold for five times that price, with 100 percent of the auction proceeds benefitting the YMCA of Southern Nevada.
This car is the only 2012 Camaro ZL1 coupe produced with a Carbon Flash Metallic exterior.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, placed the winning bid and is expected to take delivery of his new Camaro in the first quarter of 2012. The ZL1 is the fastest production Camaro ever with a 6.2L LSA V-8 engine that delivers 580 horsepower, and 556 lb.-ft. of torque.
“Our family has been involved with the YMCA for more than 25 years,” said Greg Heinrich, president of Fairway Chevrolet. “In that time, I have seen firsthand how the ‘Y’ helps young people, families, and seniors in our community. Today, the community’s dependence on the YMCA of Southern Nevada is greater than ever, with the Y sponsoring one out of four members.