Watch A Camaro ZL1 Keep Up With New Ford GT On The Race Track

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That $400,000 premium is starting to look a little less worth it.

There’s one big problem with this muscle car revolution that we currently find ourselves in. That’s the fact that modern muscle cars have gotten so good that they threaten to make the extraordinary a more normal and widely attainable feat. Sure, a car like the Dodge Viper ACR is simplistic compared to a Porsche 918 Spyder, but provided the right driver is behind the wheel, it can keep up with the hypercar in the corners. And then you have the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a burly muscle car built on GM’s genius Alpha platform.

When endowed with a supercar-like 650 horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque, grippy track tires, and some aerodynamic bits and bobs, it can boast some serious performance. In terms of raw power, it even outdoes the 3.5-liter twin-turbo Ford GT, which puts down 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.

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Sure, the GT is more track oriented and would likely beat the Camaro with professional race car drivers behind the wheel of both, but even without the 1LE package, this ZL1 manages to get keep close to the GT at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio well enough that it might give Ford some reason or concern. If the Camaro can do so well on the track, what should it expect from the upcoming C8 Corvette? Such is the rate of progress we suppose, so don’t be surprised if Ferrari starts putting bottles with genies inside its next supercar to make it worth the premium.

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