The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE provided some shock and awe yesterday when it was revealed the muscle car turned world-beater ran the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife in a crazy quick 7:16.04. But, how do other American performance cars stack up?
Motor1 compiled a list of the 10 quickest cars around the Nürburgring and something stuck out like a red, white and blue sore thumb: General Motors dominates at the ‘Ring.
Seven of the ten cars are GM performance vehicles—the most recent being the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE. Only the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR is quicker with a 7:12.13 time. The Viper ACR is also still one of the top ten quickest cars around the track overall.
Third place goes to the 2012 C6 Corvette ZR1 with its 7:19.63 lap time, followed by the 2011 C6 Corvette Z06 at 7:22.68. The 2017 Camaro ZL1 rounds out the top five with its 7:29.6 lap time.
Making our way down the list, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 is sixth with a 7:37.4 time; the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V sits in seventh with a 7:59 flat time and the 2005 C6 Corvette ties the CTS-V, which also ran a 7:59 time.
Why aren’t there many Fords on the list? The blue oval doesn’t care much for the lap times and has gone on the record to basically say they are irrelevant. We have a feeling the GT350R and the new GT would mix things up, however.
Without Ford, GM retains dominance at the Nürburgring, even if the pesky Viper holds on tight to its record.