High-performance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 takes on Nurburging

Guess how long it took to lap the circuit
Oct 6, 2011

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Chevrolet took the Camaro ZL1 to the Nurburgring recently and according to Jason Laird, executive director for product and technology communications, the high-performance muscle car lapped the legendary circuit in 7 minutes and 41.27 seconds.

"(General Motors North America president) Mark Reuss just confirmed ZL1 Camaro lapped Nurburgring in 7.41.27," Laird said via Twitter.

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The Camaro ZL1's time puts it at par with supercars like the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, the Porsche 911 GT3 and the Mercedes SLS AMG. It is however, still "slow" compared with the current Nurburging record holder for production cars, the street-legal and track-ready Dodge Viper ACR, which recently clocked the track at 7 minutes and 12.13 seconds.

The Camaro ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 580hp and 754Nm of torque that puts the power down to the rear wheels through a Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission though a six-speed automatic is also available.

Chevrolet hopes to have the Camaro ZL1 out in the market early next year.

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