Rocky Mountain Race Week really puts both driver and machine through their paces as they travel thirteen-hundred miles (from Nebraska to Colorado and back) to four different tracks in five days. It’s not just about being fast; it’s about being durable, too.
Unfortunately in the case of this twin-turbocharged, fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, there were problems right from the get-go.
At the start of the race week, the owner of this ZL1 and his team were tracking down an electrical issue which caused the car to have a terrible misfire. It turns out there were some loose connections powering the MSD ignition box, but the crew was able to remedy the situation before day two of the event.
As luck would have it, the ZL1 would blow a giant hole through its muffler during one of its first runs on day two. Ever see a muffler explode before? Neither have we. While it wasn’t exactly a clean run, the Camaro did manage to record a 10.23 at 107.6 miles per hour.
This beastly Camaro ZL1 finally gets its first clean run on day three, where it manages a 7.72 at 189.8 miles per hour. Holy smokes! Go ahead and hit play to see it all for yourself.