Video: 2012 Camaro ZL1 vs. 1969 Camaro "Red Devil"

We all know the Camaro ZL1 rather well by now. If not, crawl out from under that rock you’ve been sleeping under and we will let you know that it’s the biggest and baddest new Camaro available. It pumps out a monstrous 580 ponies at 6,000 rpm and 556 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm. This all adds up to roughly a 4.4-second sprint to 60 mph.

The car you may not have heard of is the 1969 Camaro “Red Devil.” The name “Red Devil” says it all, as this Camaro is by far one of the baddest classic Camaros out there. This `69 Camaro boats a 7.0-liter V-8 engine from a Corvette Z06 with a ZR1’s cylinder heads, valve train, and supercharger installed, which gets it to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

The question is, can this modernized `69 Camaro beat the technology-packed 2012 ZL1? The video above lets us know who’s boss, and you might be surprised to find out just how closely matched these two cars are, despite the 2012 ZL1 giving up 176 horsepower and the “Red Devil” coming up a little short in the technology department.

Check out the above video to see these two duke it out on the track, as Mark Stielow whips them both around GingerMan Raceway.


5 comments:

I’m confused on which they are promoting, to be honest. Yeah both Camaro is awesome, but Red Devil has something new to offer.

When it comes to Camaro, the aggressive and powerful performance is natural and very intimidating.

Both Camaro has good performance. And I like them having powerful performance and strong looking muscle cars then and now.

Because of this video, my admiration for Chevrolet and its engineers have further deepened. We can see the greatness of their effort that they have exerted to elaborate the details and successfully produce this super car.

The most admired Camaro, I guess. It’s obvious that it is powerful with its engine, which delivers 580 HP at 6000 RPM and 556 lb-ft of torque available 4200 RPM. All put together, both vehicles were beautiful inside and out.

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