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.

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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