2017 Camaro ZL1 lap time at Nurburgring
If any automaker in North America has advanced testing locations and equipment, it’s certainly General Motors. However, there is one place where all the biggest names in high-performance cars go to put their best effort up for the world to see. Nürburgring Nordschleife. As far as we can tell, this is the first time a sixth-generation Camaro has taken on the famous and grueling road course. Using a mostly stock version of the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1, GM engineer and test driver Drew Cattell was able to post a lap time under seven minutes, 30 seconds — nearly 12 seconds faster than the fifth generation test bed.
“Many fast laps around the Nordschleife are dramatic, with lots of oversteer and steering input,” Cattell said in a Chevy press release. “Not so with the ZL1, which is extremely planted and stable, almost calm. With Magnetic Ride and great overall chassis balance, the ZL1 is all about being inch perfect at every turn and carrying a lot of speed.”
The 2017 Camaro ZL1 that Cattell took around the famous German road course is almost identical to the version that can taken home from the Don Wheaton showroom. Only a few extra safety components like a roll hoop, special racing seats with a six-point harness were included. While the car can be outfitted with the Performance Data Recorder, more involved data acquisition equipment was installed on the Camaro ZL1 piloted by Cattell. The car reached a top speed of around 180 miles per hour.
Specs of the 2017 Camaro ZL1 driven in Germany
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Engine: Supercharged, 6.2-liter, LT4 V-8
Transmission: All-new 10R90 10-Spd. auto
Torque: 650 pound-feet
Fast Lap Time: 7:29.60[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”end”]
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3
Wheels: Forged 20-inch
Fr. Brakes: 15.4-in. rotors, 6-piston calipers
Rear Brakes: 14.4-in. rotors, 4-piston calipers
Suspension: FE4 with Magnetic Ride Control[/wrc_column]
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