Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Nurburgring Record
It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has set a new Nurburgring times record that has made all die-hard auto speed fanatics speechless. Early in 2017, the world was through into an exhilarating anticipation when Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 hinted on its latest attempt to set a new record with the Nurburgring lap times production cars.
Months later, Chevrolet revealed the mind-shattering 2017 Camaro ZL1 ILE featuring the Nurburgring sticker. Of course, no one doubted it would be super-fast but the expectations didn’t even come close to the actual result. The German track-focused automaker confirmed that the latest Camaro ZL1 Nurburgring time record is the best that has ever been witnessed yet. Coming at a speed of 7:29:60, it is definitely the fastest Camaro ever made to lap the track. This means in all its glory, the ZL1 ILE surpasses the record that has been set by the standard Camaro ZL1 by almost 14 minutes. Suffice to mention that at the launch of the standard ZL1, it beats the record of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R by an average of 3 seconds.
Camaro ZL1 Nurburgring Time: What this means
The fact is that this means a whole lot. For a start, the high range 6th-generation Camaro is about to set an unofficial and novel Ring record. With this new record, it’s very likely that the Camaro Nurburgring will become the fastest manufactured muscle car that has ever graced the track with a chronograph at the legendary circuit. With more power-up, the lap time outcome may as well come lower to about 7:25. With this, the ZL1 will be coming dangerously close to the Ferrari 488 GTB at 7 minutes 21:63 seconds in terms of performance.
Camaro ZL1 on the Lead: How more incredible can it Get?
Come to think about it, how possible is it for a muscle car to try to rival the twin-turbo mid-level engine machine? And coming so close as that? Well, before you throw your hands up and resign to the impossible, there are some things that should be noted.
For one, it is critical to understand that the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is not a muscle car in the real sense of the world. All you have to do is check the long nameplate and the track package that comes with an exceptional track-friendly missile. You also have to remember that the 1LE actually preserves 60lbs while it adds down-force through a package that houses a giant-sized carbon wing. The fact that it also features a Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3-R Rubber is another great point to consider.
For the unrepentant antagonists, you may want to be reminded that the number for the Ferrari 488 GTB Ring time comes directly from Sport Auto. And while it’s obvious that the German mag actually drove its 458 successors beyond limit at the Nordschleife the previous year, it is safe to say it didn’t push it to the total limit.