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2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 destroys Nürburgring (video)

The new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 destroys the Nürburgring | Photo: Chevrolet
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Guillaume Rivard
This is what happens with 650 hp

The hot new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 may just have stopped the earth’s rotation for 7:29.60 minutes. That’s the time it took to complete a lap on the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.

“To be almost 12 seconds quicker than the fifth-generation ZL1 is a testament to the advanced design and technology of the new ZL1,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer.

Other than the installation of data acquisition equipment, a roll hoop, and Sparco racing seats with 6-point harnesses, the car that lit up the Nürburgring was production stock. In case you need a reminder, highlights include:

  • - 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 rated at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque;
  • - All-new 10R90 10-speed automatic transmission (set to Track mode to enable Performance Algorithm Shift calibration);
  • - FE4 suspension with Magnetic Ride Control;
  • - Performance Traction Management;
  • - Forged 20” wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tires;
  • - Brembo brakes with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers;
  • - Lift-reducing front fascia elements with cooling ducts;
  • - Full underbody shielding;
  • - ZL1-specific rear spoiler and diffuser;
  • - 11 heat exchangers.

Experience the feat from the driver’s seat:

Guillaume Rivard
Guillaume Rivard
Automotive expert