The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE has conquered the Green Hell in a new video from Chevrolet, lapping the 20.8-kilometer Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 7:16.04, making it the fastest Camaro to ever lap the famed German track.
In fact, that’s 13.56 seconds ahead of the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with a 10-speed automatic transmission that Chevrolet tested last year.
“With chassis adjustability unlike any vehicle in its peer group, the Camaro ZL1 1LE challenges supercars from around the world regardless of cost, configuration or propulsion system,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “To make up more than a second per mile on the Nordschleife compared to the ZL1 automatic is a dramatic improvement and speaks to the 1LE’s enhanced track features.”
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE features racing-based adjustable suspension components — including Multimatic DSSV (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) front and rear dampers — special front dive planes and carbon-fiber rear wing, exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires, and a 650-horsepower supercharged LT4 V8 engine.
The new 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE goes on sale this summer.