Video of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tearing up the Nürburgring
In addition to uploading an in-car video of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to YouTube, General Motors issued a statement on the new muscle car’s 7:41.27 lap around the 154-turn course that covers 12.9 miles of the Nürburg countryside. The company refers to the Camaro ZL1 seen in the video as a “production intent” model, meaning that it is pretty much exactly how those ZL1s sold to the public will be when they hit the streets next year and behind the wheel was Camaro Performance Engineer Aaron Link.
“The ZL1’s full capability is evident at the Nürburgring,” said Link. “One of the best moments is coming through ‘Fuchsröhre’, or Foxhole. The ZL1 accelerates at an unbelievable rate down through the tunnel of trees, and into a sweeping left-hand corner flat out in fifth gear. You have to have an extremely well-mannered, confidence-inspiring car to take any corner at 160 mph without lifting off the throttle – and the ZL1 was just brilliant.”