Chevrolet Media Center / Detroit, Mich. / June 22, 2017 (Photographs courtesy of General Motors)
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 - with a TREMEC TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission - is quick enough to place it 13.56 seconds ahead of the Camaro ZL1 with a 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."
With the introduction of the Camaro ZL1 1LE, available in the summer of 2017, Chevrolet has established a new production sports car benchmark for track capability.