The Camaro team knocked the basics out of the park with the sixth-generation car, and one after another, its variants continue to impress. The latest addition is the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE and it faced its toughest competition yet recently: Road and Track’s Performance Car of the Year.
How’d it do? Second place, a fine achievement considering the pack of cars it performed against. Let’s run down some of the most notable. There’s the Lamborghini Huracán Performante, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R, Porsche 911 GT3, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and more. The only car to rise above the track-honed Camaro was the McLaren 720S. Yes, a Camaro threw down with a McLaren. How times have changed.
Two editors cast first-place votes for the Camaro ZL1 1LE over the 720S, but the McLaren ultimately squeezed ahead. In this case, second place doesn’t look so bad.