2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

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    2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    2018 ZL1 1LE Sets Camaro Record at Nürburgring
    Enhanced track capability elevates ZL1 1LE to fastest Camaro at famed track
    General Motors

    June 22, 2017


    DETROIT — The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE has conquered the Green Hell in a new video from Chevrolet, lapping the Nürburgring’s 12.9-mile (20.8 km) Nordschleife (“north loop”) in only 7:16.04, making it the fastest Camaro to ever lap the famed German track.

    The ZL1 1LE’s time is quick enough to place it 13.56 seconds ahead of the Camaro ZL1 with 10-speed automatic that Chevrolet tested last year.

    “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,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “To make up more than a second per mile on the Nordschleife compared to the ZL1 automatic is a dramatic improvement and speaks to the 1LE’s enhanced track features.”

    The Camaro ZL1 1LE takes Chevrolet’s track-focused 1LE legacy to an even higher level, with racing-based adjustable suspension components — including Multimatic DSSV® (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) front and rear dampers — special front dive planes and carbon-fiber rear wing, and exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires,* in an extreme track performance package powered by the 650-horsepower LT4 supercharged V-8 engine.

    The Nürburgring lap time was achieved with the ZL1 1LE test car’s suspension adjusted for optimal track performance and running the production Goodyear tires.

    “The harder you push the Camaro ZL1 1LE, the more it rewards you on the track,” said Bill Wise, Camaro ride and handling engineer and the driver of the hot lap. “It offers total control, with the confidence that it will deliver lap after lap.”

    The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE (order code A1Z) carries an MSRP of $69,995, which includes a $995 destination charge (excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees extra). It goes on sale this summer.
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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    Awesome!

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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    That's a lot of car for $70k.
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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    I'll take two please!!

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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    That is racecar fast, give it to Tony Milner or Jordan Tylor and those laptimes would come down dramatically

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    That is racecar fast, give it to Tony Milner or Jordan Tylor and those laptimes would come down dramatically
    doubtful, those two drivers don't have the seat time at the Ring so it would take a lot of time and laps for them to get down there.

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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    I was kind of hoping it would be closer to Porsche GT3 time (7:12:xx)...i mean it has 150 hp more...nevertheless still fast
    So when is a z 28 coming..or is this it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkillz View Post
    doubtful, those two drivers don't have the seat time at the Ring so it would take a lot of time and laps for them to get down there.
    Of course no professional goes all out on a track without learning it first.

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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    Personally I was hoping that it matched the 911 GT3 time of 7:12 but still this is a pretty good time. The Vette will really need to be a sub 7 car on the ring.
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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    Someone has to say it so here goes:



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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    The real question is what does Z28's father-in-law think of it?

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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    Johnny Lieberman posted the car ran a 7:13.XX but they weren't filming at that time.

    Either way, this is a hell of a run. I doubt we will see a Z06 time after this came out.

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    I would like to see the 10sp lap time comparison. Seems like that transmission would have kept the engine in the sweet spot more and it shifts crazy fast.
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    Re: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Nurburgring Lap Time - 7:16.04

    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    I was kind of hoping it would be closer to Porsche GT3 time (7:12:xx)...i mean it has 150 hp more...nevertheless still fast
    So when is a z 28 coming..or is this it?
    The GT3 is only about 3,153 lbs so this time is great
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