It’s officially official, folks: the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is really fast. The latest Camaro ZL1 finally has an official Nürburging lap time, and it broke the 7:30.00 mark with an incredible 7:29.60.
At a glance, that time not only outpaces the fifth-generation Camaro ZL1 by 11.67 seconds but the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28, too, by nearly eight seconds.
What else did the 2017 Camaro ZL1 crush with its 7:29.60 lap time? The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Ferrari 458 Italia, the Porsche 911 GT3 and the Lexus LFA all succumb to the Camaro ZL1.
What, that’s not enough evidence? Okay, fine.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is also less than two second away from trumping the Porsche Carrera GT, which ran a 7:28 flat with Walter Röhrl behind the wheel.
The Camaro ZL1 managed the impressive time with GM’s first application of the Ford co-developed, 10-speed automatic transmission, too, suggesting another nail has been hammered into the manual gearbox’s coffin.
Can we finally call the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro a sports car? Pony car doesn’t do this vehicle justice.