The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE has conquered the Green Hell, lapping the Nürburgring’s 20.8km Nordschleife (“north loop”) in only 7 minutes and 16.04 seconds, making it the fastest Camaro to ever lap the famed German track.
The ZL1 1LE’s time is quick enough to place it 13.56 seconds ahead of the Camaro ZL1 with 10-speed automatic that Chevrolet tested last year.
The Camaro ZL1 1LE takes Chevrolet’s track-focused 1LE legacy to an even higher level, with racing-based adjustable suspension components (including Multimatic DSSV – Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve front and rear dampers), special front dive planes, a carbon fibre rear wing and exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tyres. The extreme track performance package is powered by the 650-horsepower LT4 supercharged V8 engine.
The Nürburgring lap time was achieved with the ZL1 1LE test car’s suspension adjusted for optimal track performance and running the production Goodyear tires.
“The harder you push the Camaro ZL1 1LE, the more it rewards you on the track,” said Bill Wise, Camaro ride and handling engineer and the driver of the hot lap. “It offers total control, with the confidence that it will deliver lap after lap.”
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