“To be almost 12 seconds quicker than the 5th-Generation ZL1 is a testament to the advanced design and technology of the new ZL1,” notes Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser. “From the improved aerodynamics, mass reduction and 650-hp LT4 to the Magnetic Ride Control, electronic limited-slip differential and Custom Launch Control, the ZL1 was designed to take on the world’s most challenging track, making it right at home on any track, road or drag strip anywhere.”
According to Chevy, the only mods made to the Camaro ZL1 that pulled off the blistering lap time are the installation of data acquisition equipment, a roll hoop, Sparco racing seats, six-point harnesses, and that’s about it. Otherwise, Chevy is adamant that the Nurburgring car is bone stock. As you can see from the video, the car is also equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Set in Track Mode to enable Performance Algorithm Shift, the transmission is complemented by FE4 suspension with Magnetic Ride Control, a performance-oriented traction management system, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 rubber on all four corner, and 15.4-inch Brembo brake rotors with six-piston calipers up front.
For those who would rather a more organic driving experience to the detriment of lap times, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 can also be had with a manual transmission. Also, a convertible model is available for those who prefer to kick back and enjoy the ride.