Chevrolet has just released footage of the 2017 Camaro ZL1 absolutely flying around the Nurburgring setting a lap time of 7:29.60 which is not only 11 seconds faster than the previous-gen ZL1 but also quicker than than the new Audi R8 V10 Plus (7:32) and in the same league as a Ferrari 458 Speciale (7:29.37).
“To be almost 12 seconds [11.67s] 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.”
“Many fast laps around the Nordschleife are dramatic, with lots of oversteer and steering input,” added Drew Cattell, Camaro ride & handling engineer (and also the driver of the hot lap). “Not so with the ZL1, which is extremely planted and stable, almost calm. With Magnetic Ride and great overall chassis balance, the ZL1 is all about being inch perfect at every turn and carrying a lot of speed.”