Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Laps Nurburgring in 7:41.27

October 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

A Camaro ZL1 with no performance modifications, driven by Camaro Performance Engineer Aaron Link set a lap time of 7:41.27 from a flying start at the fearsome Nurburgrign track at 7:41.27.

It gives you a perspective how fast this 580 hp muscle car really is. Measuring 12.9 miles (20.8 km) and including some 154 turns, the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife (“north loop”) is widely considered the world’s most-demanding course. That time is nearly 40 seconds quicker than a Camaro SS tested at the legendary German track in 2009. It is also faster then Corvette ZO6, but much slower than the 650 hp Corvette ZR1.

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The Camaro ZL1 features a supercharged 6.2L “LSA” engine SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) – making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever. Power is delivered to the rear wheels by either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The ZL1’s power is complemented by exclusive performance technologies, including the third-generation of Magnetic Ride suspension and Performance Traction Management.