The results are in folks, and out of nine cars, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 finished just sixth place in the 2012 Motor Trend Best Drivers Car comparison test. Sixth. If a car such as the ZL1 finished at the top of the bottom in Motor Trend’s list, just what was good enough to thwart it?
For starters, the all-new Porsche 911, which finished at the very top. A surprising second place finish was the 508-horsepower, limited edition and already sold out Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series, followed by the Nissan GT-R Black Edition. In fourth was the 200-horsepower Subaru BRZ (a “sweetheart” of a car), and fifth was the McLaren MP4-12C.
Motor Trend cites the ZL1’s over-sized 4,094-pound curb weight and visibility issues as reasons the Super Camaro didn’t finish higher on the list. At the same time, the magazine found it to be a more rewarding experience than the likes of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 (which came in 9th), the Jaguar XKR-S (8th), and the Ford Shelby GT500 (7th). Below is the full-length, 36-minute video documenting the entire comparison test.