Camaro ZL1 24-Hour Shakedown Video: Chevy Documents Grueling Endurance Test

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Claiming to be “moving the genre up a notch” Chevy is eager to prove that its Camaro ZL1 is not just a proven performer, but that it can withstand the sort of beating owners are likely to throw at it.

With a 7:41 Nurburgring Lap time (the same as a Porsche GT3), Chevy engineers put the ZL1 through a grueling 24 hour endurance test at the company’s Milford Proving Grounds as a way to see if they could break the car, looking at issues as they pop up, so that they won’t have to once the vehicle is on sale.

Documenting the entire process the video gives plenty of insight at the most capable Camaro ever and a good look the impressive engineering bits that go into making such a car.

Watch the video after the jump:

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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