Now here’s something you really don’t want to try at home, folks! Whatever you do, don’t use a brand new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to dive into the pool. In fact, don’t use any kind of vehicle if you want to go for a swim.
The soaked 2014 Camaro ZL1 you’re about to see in the video below wasn’t actually used for a pool diving stunt. According to news reports, the driver lost control of the muscle car and ran through a fence before plunging into the water. There’s no info as to what happened before the vehicle left the road, but my guess is that the owner wasn’t exactly gentle with the throttle. The incident occurred in Northwest Harris Country, Texas.
Fortunately enough, the driver escaped without a scratch, but we can’t say the same about the $60,000 Camaro, which is basically ruined after being submerged under water. Local police said the driver may be ticketed for speeding. Hopefully his next car won’t have the same awful fate...
Click past the jump for the video of the car being recovered and to read more on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
The ZL1 plays second fiddle only to the Z/28 is 2014 Chevrolet Camaro lineup . The muscle car is motivated by a supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 engine that generates a whooping 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque.
Reintroduced in 2012, the ZL1 is also one of the fastest production Camaros on the Nurburgring, with a lap time of 7:41.27 minutes . It was dethroned as the fastest Camaro last year, when the 2014 Z/28 lapped the "Green Hell" in 7:37.4 minutes .