Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Camaro Record At Nurburgring
Quicker than the Ferrari 488 GTB!by Ciprian Florea, on
The newly introduced Camaro ZL1 1LE has just become the quickest Chevy Camaro to lap the Nurburgring track. The supercharged coupe equipped with the revised 1LE package lapped the German track in seven minutes and 16.04 seconds, which makes it 13.56 ticks quicker than the Camaro ZL1 that the company tested in 2016. The record was achieved using a suspension setup adjusted for optimal track performance and running on the production Goodyear tires, so there’s no trickery involved. At least none that stands out.
As a brief reminder, the 1LE package adds a range of performance-enhancing features, including Multimatic DSSV (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) front and rear dampers, special front dive planes, carbon-fiber rear wing, and exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires. The 1LE is rated at the same 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque as the standard Camaro ZL1. The 1LE package adds $7,500 to the ZL1’s sticker, increasing the final price to $69,995 before options.
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The Quickest Chevy on the ’Ring
Fastest cars around Nurburgring
|McLaren P1 LM||6:43.2|
|NextEV Nio EP9||6:45.90|
|Radical SR8 LM||6:48|
|Lamborghini Huracan Performante||6:52.01|
|Porsche 918 Spyder||6:57|
|Lamborghini Aventador SV||6:59.73|
|Nissan GT-R Nismo||7:08.68|
|Mercedes-AMG GT R||7:10.92|
|McLaren F1 Promotional XP5 prototype||7:11|
|Gumpert Apollo Sport||7:11.57|
|Dodge Viper ACR||7:12:13|
|Porsche 911 GT3||7:12.70|
|Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package||7:14.64|
|Donkervoort D8 RS||7:14.89|
|Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE||7:16.04|
|Porsche 911 GT2 RS||7:18.00|
|Radical SR3 Turbo||7:19.00|
|Chevrolet Corvette ZR1||7:19.63|
|Ferrari 488 GTB||7:21.63|
It's quicker than the previous Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Nissan GT-R, and the current Ferrari 488 GTB
It’s not only the quickest Camaro; the ZL1 1LE is also the fastest Chevrolet on the Nordschleife, having surpassed the Corvette C6 ZR1’s record from 2012 by more than three seconds. The ZL1 1LE is also almost six seconds quicker than the Corvette C6 Z06 and 21 seconds faster than the Camaro Z/28. More impressively, it’s quicker than the previous Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Nissan GT-R, and the current Ferrari 488 GTB.
|Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE|
|Engine||supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8|
|Horsepower||650 HP @ 6,400 RPM|
|Torque||650 LB-FT @ 3,600 RPM|
|0 to 60 mph||3.4 seconds|
|Quarter mile||11.3 seconds @ 130 mph|
Read our full review on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE here.