Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE – The new Nürburgring Speed King
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE tearing the Green Hell at blindingly fast at 7:16.04
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE rewrites the history as the fastest and the most track capable muscle car ever built. setting a new lap record at the famous German race track Nürburgring’s 12.9-mile (20.8 km) Nordschleife (“north loop”) in a blindingly fast 7:16.04 lap time.
The ZL1 1LE’s time is super quick enough to place it 13.56 seconds ahead of the 2017 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.”
Faster than the most
Here are few cars or “Supercars” that most likely requires a bank heist to own them, however, are now slower than the 2018 Camaro ZL1 ILE.
|Name||Power Numbers||Lap time at ‘Ring||Est Price|
|Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4||6.5 L V12/ 7-Speed Semi Auto. 690 bhp/ 508 lb·ft||7:25.00||$393,695|
|Pagani Zonda F Clubsport||
7.3 L V12/ 6-Speed Auto. 641 bhp/ 575 lb-ft
|Gumpert Apollo||4.2 L Audi V8 + twin turbo 6- Speed Sequential. 691 bhp/ 627 lb-ft||7:24.00||$865,000|
|Chevrolet Corvette ZR1||Supercharged 6.2-L LS9 V8. 6-Speed Manual. 638bhp/ 604 lb-ft||7:19.63||$135,000|
|Maserati MC12||6.0 L V12/ 6 Speed Semi Auto. 620bhp/ 481 lb-ft||7:24.29||$670,541|
|Ferrari 488 GTB||3.9L V8 Twin turbo/ 7 Speed Dual Clutch. 661bhp/ 561 lb-ft||7:21.63||$249,150|
The 2018 Chevrolet 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.