Turning in a Nürburgring lap time four seconds faster than the Chevy Camaro ZL1, the new Z28 proved itself on the world’s most difficult racetrack.
Despite running in rainy conditions, the Camaro Z28 turned in a fastest lap time of 7:37.40 after undergoing 10 hours or 1,000 miles of testing at the Nordschleife.
“One of the challenges of testing at the ‘Ring is that the track is so long that conditions can change radically in a single lap,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer
In fact, the Z28′s lap time is quicker than much more expensive sports cars such as the Porsche 911 Carrera S and even the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.
“Adam Dean, the development driver for Z/28, did a heroic job driving in deteriorating conditions. Based on telemetry data from our test sessions, we know the Z/28 can be as much as six seconds faster on a dry track.”
Powered by a 7.0-liter LS7 engine, the Camaro Z28 packs 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. The Z28′s improved speed compared to the previous ZL1 comes thanks to increased grip, increased stopping power and reduced curb weight – the Z28 weighs 300 lbs less than the supercharged ZL1.
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