We spied Chevrolet testing the 2017 Camaro ZL1 at the Nürburgring on multiple occasions during the car's gestation. It was only a matter of time until video surfaced of the car going for an all-out lap time at the Green Hell, and now Chevy has released it. This is the official run of the Camaro ZL1 around the 'Ring, and it's a doozy. This car is fast, folks. It's also proof that maybe you don't always need to give a shift.
The Camaro ZL1 used for the 'Ring run here is equipped with the new 10-speed automatic transmission. It also packs the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 engine that General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has been tossing around to all of its high-performance family members. Using that powertrain setup, a test driver was able to record a Bridge to Gantry blast in just 7:29.60.
That is blisteringly fast.
In fact, it's nearly 12 seconds faster than the prior, fifth-generation ZL1. It also puts this new ZL1 around the 'Ring nearly eight seconds quicker than the prior Z28.
What other cars does the sixth-generation ZL1 beat at the 'Ring?