The automaker is looking to solidify the newly acquired supercar credentials of its most powerful Camaro ever – the ZL1 1LE, which has even went through the trouble of hitting the Nurburgring to prove its worth.
The days of the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro being good just for the American straight-line quarter mile are definitely gone – and Chevrolet is going overboard in proving that. The company has recently unleashed a teaser video of its 650-horsepower (484-kilowatt) muscle car wrestling with the German Green Hell. The standard ZL1 has already proven its worth, clocking a fast lap of 7 minutes, 29.6 seconds. While both use the 650-hp (484-kW) 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the 1LE has seen a serious amount of upgrades that make us think it will shave off a few seconds, and the full video is here.
Gifted with the Extreme Track Performance Package (costs $7,500), the 1LE shaves off 60 pounds (27 kilograms) compared to the regular ZL1, adds the lightweight Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers on the front and rear, along with an adjustable ride height, and a rear stabilizer bar. New aero – such as the huge rear wing – as well as a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires with max lateral grip of 1.10 g, complete the performance picture.