The all-new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was just put to the test at one of the most legendary track in the world: Nürburgring. The sixth-generation Camaro ZL1’s Nürburgring lap time was almost 12 seconds faster than the fifth-generation ZL1.
“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. “…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.”
To achieve this monumental feat, the new ZL1 uses a myriad of technology and other engineering feats. These include enhanced aerodynamics, a lower curb weight, an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential, Custom Launch Control, and more.
The car that set the new model record only had a few minor modifications, including data collecting equipment, a roll hoop, and racing seats with six-point harnesses. Other than these additions, the ZL1 was a production stock model.
Giving the ZL1 the power it needed to conquer the track is a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 that delivers an impressive 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with varying driving modes to choose from.
Here at Graff Chevrolet, we are excited to see this new record from the Camaro ZL1.