Today marks the official berth of the world's next terrifying weapon of asphalt destruction: The 2017 Camaro ZL1.

Chevy's latest ZL1 features the bonkers 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 lifted from the C7 Z06, which is evidently capable of pushing the ZL1 to ballistic pace: try 12 seconds quicker than the 5th gen ZL1.

"To be almost 12 seconds quicker than the 5th-Generation ZL1 is a testament to the advanced design and technology of the new ZL1," said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. "From the improved aerodynamics, mass reduction and 650-horsepower LT4 to the Magnetic Ride Control, electronic limited-slip differential and Custom Launch Control, the ZL1 was designed to take on the world's most challenging track, making it right at home on any track, road or drag strip anywhere."

Of significant note, GM opted to run the ZL1 equipped with the new 10R90 10-speed automatic transmission jointly developed with Ford.