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General Motors unveils new Camaro at auto show

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Pictured is the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By Charles Rex Arbogast Pictured is the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By Charles Rex Arbogast
Ed Welburn, vice-president of Global Design with General Motors, unveils the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By Charles Rex Arbogast Ed Welburn, vice-president of Global Design with General Motors, unveils the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By Charles Rex Arbogast
Ed Welburn, vice-president of Global Design with General Motors, unveils the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By Charles Rex Arbogast Ed Welburn, vice-president of Global Design with General Motors, unveils the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By Charles Rex Arbogast

CHICAGO (AP) -- General Motors is rolling out a new version of the Chevy Camaro with a supercharged V-8 engine.

The Camaro ZL1 was unveiled Wednesday at the Chicago Auto Show. The price of the muscle car wasn't released. GM says it will be in showrooms early next year.

The company says the ZL1 is the most technically advanced Camaro ever built. It has a six-speed manual transmission and a new hood and front grille. The car's 550-horsepower engine is the same one that powers the Cadillac CTS-V.

The new version gets its name from an all-aluminum racing engine that GM built in the 1960s.

GM wants the new Camaro to compete with Ford's most powerful Mustang, the Shelby GT500.

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