The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE returned to its second home, that being the Nürburgring, with hopes of setting another stupendous lap time.
The video above shows the Camaro ZL1 1LE scooting around the Nürburging with purpose, likely ahead of an official lap to see what the ZL1 1LE is capable of.
Previously, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 made it around The Green Hell in 7.29.6, a time that bests many performance powerhouse vehicles from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Koenigsegg. With the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE, we’d imagine the team is looking to clip off a few other names with a new lap time.
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE adds additional track performance goodies in the form of GM’s DSSV dampers, wider, stickier tires and a slightly lighter curbweight. It sticks with the regular ZL1’s 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine, however, pushing an identical 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. But, the ZL1 1LE is a manual gearbox only affair. The optional 10-speed automatic from the ZL1 is not available.
So, whatever time is punched out will be with accomplished with three pedals and a stick. We have a feeling the added aerodynamics and track-inspired engineering will go a long way to shave off precious time. Stay tuned.