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Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 breaks speed record

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Khatir Soltani
On April 30th, 2012, Hot Rod Magazine's David Freiburgher managed to push a modified Chevy Camaro ZL1 up to 326 km/h in Uvalde, Texas.

The standard ZL1, built in Oshawa, uses a 6.2L V8 engine that produces 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque – good for a top speed of 297 km/h. With the Lingenfelter upgrades, the muscle car cranks out a whopping 720 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

It's the first time ever a Camaro has exceeded 200 mph (320 km/h).

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Lingenfelter
Photo: Lingenfelter

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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