Professional racing drivers not only know how to avoid wrecks in general, but when the inevitable happens, they also now how to take an impact, and try to brace the car for the least amount of damage and to keep themselves out of harm’s way.
Lead Chevrolet Camaro engineering, Al Oppenheiser, stated this is precisely why the alleged 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 prototype was able to return to the Nürburgring the very next day, and continue testing. While he obviously did not confirm what the Camaro was, merely stating it was a test mule for possible future Camaro improvements, he noted the car sustained minimal structural damage and the car was not nearly as bad as it looked.
As for what his team is doing at the famed ‘Ring, he made it clear he won’t spill the beans, even if everyone sort of already knows what this latest, winged Camaro variant’s purpose is. He reiterated his team will always be pushing to make the Camaro better, and leave rivals scratching their heads as to how the Camaro team does what they do so well.