The sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro is a great leap forward for this sporty muscle car. It's now on the Alpha platform, it's dropped weight, and it's packing a Corvette heart under its hood. The standard Camaro SS is pretty hot, but the upcoming 2017 ZL1 is equipped with something a bit more nuclear. Lift the hood, and you'll find the same 640-horsepower LT4 supercharged V-8 that you'd find in a Cadillac CTS-V. It should be even more bonkers here with the Camaro, and to test that out Chevy has its engineers running laps on a quiet toll road in Germany.
Well...it's not that quiet really. Maybe it was a quiet forest road decades ago, but it's been the Nurbürgring Nordschleife for ages. We love the 'Ring. Automakers love it, too, because it allows them to really wring out their latest rides on a twisting torture test over 14 miles of tasty tarmac. Chevrolet is currently getting deep into the powerband of its latest ZL1 and the cars have been captured by cameras and posted to YouTube.
Per the description of the video above, the red Camaro ZL1 is equipped with the 10-speed automatic transmission, while the blue car has a 6-speed manual. Chevrolet is also currently testing its Z28 prototype at the 'Ring. That car hasn't had quite as enjoyable a trip as the ZL1 twins, though, and Chevrolet has a bit of mending to do.
We can't wait to get behind the wheel of the ZL1. In the meantime, we'll just have to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ZL1 at the 'Ring.