The most powerful and beastly Camaro to date – the new ZL1 equipped with the 1LE package – has managed to conquer the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a time of 7:16.04, which is no less than 13.56 seconds better than the regular Camaro ZL1.
The Bowtie’s track-focused, supercharged sports coupe has of course become the fastest Camaro on the treacherous Green Hell, and fortunately Chevrolet has also released a video for us to rejoice while watching it handle the hair pins. The ZL1 1LE’s time simply obliterates the previous standard ZL1’s lap of 7 minutes and 29.6 seconds set in 2016. More so, the hardcore Camaro is better than the C6 Corvette ZR1’s 7 minutes and 26.4 seconds, and can also go head to head with established European manufacturers – besting the previous-generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS’ 7 minutes and 18 seconds.
Chevrolet says the ZL1 had a standard package – the adjustable dampers in an optimal setup as well as high-performance Goodyear tires that consumers get with the package. “With chassis adjustability unlike any vehicle in its peer group, the Camaro ZL1 1LE challenges supercars from around the world regardless of cost, configuration or propulsion system,” commented Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. The 1LE option package adds a raft of upgrades – including a drop of weight of 60 pounds (27 kilograms) or the Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve adjustable front and rear dampers – but features no power enhancements over the ZL1’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower.