We never doubted the notion that the Chevrolet’s C7 Corvette ZR1 is quicker around the track than a Camaro ZL1 1LE, as the ZR1 not only weighs less, but is also more powerful, not to mention more expensive. But anyone who has ever wondered exactly how much quicker the Corvette ZR1 actually is around the track should wonder no more, since Germany’s Sport Auto has just posted a video of the Corvette ZR1 taking on the Camaro ZL1 1LE in a Track Battle at the Hockenheimring, which is near the town of Hockenheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and home to the German Grand Prix.
To recap, the Corvette ZR1 derives 755 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2L V8 LT5 engine while weighing about 3,600 pounds. Those credentials allow it to hit 60 miles per hour in around 2.85 seconds while being equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP tires. This particular model just so happens to have the 8-speed automatic transmission rather than the 7-speed manual.
By comparison, the Camaro ZL1 with the 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package derives 650 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine and weighs just a smidge over 3,800 pounds, while being able to hit 60 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds. The ZL1 1LE rides on Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires and has a 6-speed manual transmission.
So, without further ado, here are the results: the Camaro ZL1 1LE posted a lap time of 1:09.6, which the Corvette ZR1 bested that by almost 3 seconds with a time of 1:06.9. For reference, the length of this track configuration is 1.62 miles (2600 meters).
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