Clocking in at about 8 minutes, 45 seconds, the video is pretty straightforward, giving us a behind-the-wheel view of a Chevy Camaro ZL1 at a track day event at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). It appears as though the camera was mounted directly to the driver’s helmet, showing us what it’s like to be in the hot seat as the Chevy Camaro ZL1 gets put through its paces.
Luckily, there’s no voiceover narration or overlaid music – all we hear is the sound of the Chevy Camaro ZL1’s supercharged V8 engine, plus the combustion noise of whatever happens to be nearby, including a C7 Corvette ZR1 and C8 Corvette Z06.
Indeed, the driver has no issue testing the Chevy Camaro ZL1’s status as a track-ready sports car, diving deep into the corners and attacking the apexes with control and poise. Although the driver does come up on some slower-moving traffic, it’s usually quickly dispatched on the next straight with a point-by.
For those readers who may be unaware, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 is equipped with the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which is rated at 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Output reaches the rear tires by way of either GM’s six-speed manual transmission, or the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, with this particular example fitted with the former.
Meanwhile, the C7 Corvette ZR1 cradles the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT5 gasoline engine, rated at 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque, with either the GM 7-speed manual or GM 8-speed automatic transmission onboard for the cog swaps. Finally, the new C8 Corvette Z06 runs the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which is rated at 670 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, all of which is harnessed by the same eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission as the C8 Corvette Stingray.
Which would you rather have?
Check out the full track day video right here: