Faster than the Ferrari F12berlinetta – 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 sets blistering lap at Nurburgring

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has created quite the stir at “The Ring” as the Camaro has set faster laps times than the Koeniggsegg CCS, Ferrari F12berlinetta, and the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R. In a press release put out today, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 completed a lap around the Nurburgring in 7:29.60 shattering the record held by the previous generation of ZL1 by an astonishing 11.5 seconds.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has created quite the stir at “The Ring” as the Camaro has set faster laps times than the Koeniggsegg CCS, Ferrari F12berlinetta, and the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R. In a press release put out today, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 completed a lap around the Nurburgring in 7:29.60 shattering the record held by the previous generation of ZL1 by an astonishing 11.5 seconds.

TOP SPEED

“To be almost 12 seconds 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. 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.” – Drew Cattell, Camaro ride and handling engineer.


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