Video: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Tears through the Nurburgring

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In a follow-up to yesterday's article on the Camaro torching the Nurburgring, we now have video of Aaron Link's incredible run in his stock ZL1.

Video has emerged of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 burning up the Nurburgring in 7:41:27. As we reported on Thursday, the flagship Camaro ZL1 posted a better time than the Porsche 911 Turbo S and held up well on the difficult Nordschleife circuit. The Camaro ZL1 is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 that can put out a mean 580hp and a torque of 556lb-ft. The production-spec Camaro ZL1 was driven by GM test driver Aaron Link.

It's important to note that no performance enhancements were made on the flagship model. Regarding the Nurburgring and how difficult it is to accomplish great times there, Al Oppensheiser, Camaro chief engineer, said in a statement: "The Nurburgring is unlike any track in the world. 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."

He continued: "(this run) validates that the Camaro ZL1 will truly be track-ready from the showroom." Check out Link's great run below as he powers his Camaro ZL1 to a time envious of rival German automakers.


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