It's Official: Camaro ZL1 Laps the Nurburgring in 7:41.27 [Video

Yesterday, we brought you the story of a tweet, a quick Camaro and a Nurburgring lap time that’s almost as quick as the Porsche 911 GT3. Now, Chevrolet has the final world in the matter, as they’ve released this video of the actual record attempt which ended in the 2012 Camaro ZL1 lapping the ‘Ring in 7:41.24.
GM says this time is 40 seconds faster than that of the Camaro SS, and that the lap was done without any performance modifications. The fast run is partially due to the 580 horsepower of the 6.2-liter LSA engine, and partly due to the car’s racy setup - racing fuel delivery system, Brambo brakes and even racy traction control.

“The Nurburgring is unlike any track in the world,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Each lap includes fast straights, sweeping off-camber turns, hairpin corners, and elevation changes. In order to do well on the ‘Ring, the car has to do everything well – including acceleration, braking, and lateral grip. Breaking an eight-minute lap in a 2+2 production car is a tremendous accomplishment, and validates that the Camaro ZL1 will truly be track-ready from the showroom.”
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