Force burnout in a Camaro ZL1
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Courtney Force does a Burnout in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Courtney Force is best known for blasting down the drag strip in her Chevrolet Camaro funny car, but she recently took the new Camaro ZL1 for a ride down the track – preceded by what might just be the most impressive burnout I’ve seen from the new supercharged Chevy.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the nastiest GM muscle car of all time, with a supercharged LT4 engine delivering 650 horsepower and 650lb-ft of torque via the new lightning-quick 10-speed automatic transmission. That engine and transmission combo alone would comfortably make the new Camaro ZL1 a wicked tire slayer, but to make burnouts even easier – the new super Chevy has a built-in line lock system to make smoking the tires even easier.

Now, for a normal person, doing an impressive burnout in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with the 10-speed automatic transmission is pretty easy, so when NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force took the new muscle car for a ride down the drag strip, she put extra effort into cleaning off the tires – and it was caught on film for us all to enjoy.

Courtney Force in the Camaro ZL1
If you somehow are not familiar with Courtney Force, she is one of the top drivers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series funny car class and she competes in a Chevrolet Camaro. She Is also the daughter of drag racing legend John Force and teammate of Robert Hight – both of whom also compete in Chevrolet Camaro funny cars.

The 2016 was the second season for the John Force Racing (JFR) drivers to campaign the Camaro funny cars, and while Courtney didn’t have the best season, she still won one race and did well enough during the course of the season to finish 6th in the final championship standings. Most importantly, the JFR drivers all appeared to be building momentum as they got more seat time in the Chevrolet Camaro funny car and come 2017 – there will be a new, more aerodynamic body for Courtney and her teammates.

To discuss next racing season, Courtney Force met with NHRA reporter Amanda Busick at Auto Club Raceway in California, and before the basic interview – Force took Busick for a quick ride down the drag strip.

Of course, before making a drag strip run, every good racer knows to do a proper burnout, and Courtney Force’s burnout in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is truly something to behold. She gets the tires smoking so hard, so quickly, that the smoke pours towards the front of the car – engulfing the Camaro in smoke without seconds of the burnout beginning. After a few seconds of creating clouds, Force let the Camaro roll forward and the burnout ended, followed by a strong-looking run down the track.

Unfortunately, we don’t get to see what Courtney Force ran in the 2017 Camaro ZL1 on her quarter mile pass, but we do get to listen to the roar of the LT4 as the NHRA star tears off into the sunset.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!


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