Skip to main content

2018 ZL1 1LE SETS CAMARO RECORD AT NÜRBURGRING

Enhanced track capability elevates ZL1 1LE to fastest Camaro at famed track
2017-06-22


DETROIT — The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE has conquered the Green Hell in a new video from Chevrolet, lapping the Nürburgring’s 12.9-mile (20.8 km) Nordschleife (“north loop”) in only 7:16.04, making it the fastest Camaro to ever lap the famed German track.

The ZL1 1LE’s time is quick enough to place it 13.56 seconds ahead of the Camaro ZL1 with 10-speed automatic that Chevrolet tested last year.

“With chassis adjustability unlike any vehicle in its peer group, the Camaro ZL1 1LE challenges supercars from around the world regardless of cost, configuration or propulsion system,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “To make up more than a second per mile on the Nordschleife compared to the ZL1 automatic is a dramatic improvement and speaks to the 1LE’s enhanced track features.”

The Camaro ZL1 1LE takes Chevrolet’s track-focused 1LE legacy to an even higher level, with racing-based adjustable suspension components — including Multimatic DSSV® (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) front and rear dampers — special front dive planes and carbon-fiber rear wing, and exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires,* in an extreme track performance package powered by the 650-horsepower LT4 supercharged V-8 engine. 

The Nürburgring lap time was achieved with the ZL1 1LE test car’s suspension adjusted for optimal track performance and running the production Goodyear tires.

“The harder you push the Camaro ZL1 1LE, the more it rewards you on the track,” said Bill Wise, Camaro ride and handling engineer and the driver of the hot lap. “It offers total control, with the confidence that it will deliver lap after lap.”

The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE (order code A1Z) carries an MSRP of $69,995, which includes a $995 destination charge (excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees extra). It goes on sale this summer.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

All Were Better | ND Mazda MX-5 Miata Design Process

Usually there is no point of getting into the 'What if game'. But since we are here...

2015 Zolland Design Volkswagen Beetle 4x4

Yeah yeah it's Geneva and all, but is this thing cool or what 

Kia Motors to reveal all-electric concept car at CES 2018

Kia Motors will unveil a new all-electric concept car and present the brand’s vision for future mobility at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Combining Kia’s design strengths with a highly efficient battery-electric powertrain, the new concept represents the next step in the brand’s ongoing journey to electrification. The concept also features a never-seen-before human-machine interface (HMI) and an advanced new ‘motion graphic’ lighting system, previewing the potential for these technologies for market introduction in coming years. Technologies to take Kia ‘Beyond Autonomous Driving’ Alongside Kia’s new concept, the brand will reveal a range of new in-car features and innovations at CES 2018. Kia’s interactive ‘Beyond Autonomous Driving’ exhibits combine existing and future technologies to outline the company’s plans for vehicle autonomy and mobility, supported by the introduction of upcoming autonomous drive technologies. Kia will present three interactive, cockpit-style exhibit…

Another (Awful - S/Bad Taste) Take On The C8 Corvette

Ford's City of Tomorrow - CES 2018

Teased | 19 Kia Forte sedan

KIA MOTORS RELEASES RENDERINGS OF ALL-NEW 2019 FORTE SEDAN AHEAD OF NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW WORLD DEBUT
(SEOUL)

January 11, 2018 – Ahead of the global debut of the all-new 2019 Kia Forte sedan at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors today revealed design renderings of the compact sedan.  While the third-generation Forte retains its sporty and youthful image, it has graduated with a more sophisticated appearance thanks to a number of sleek and dynamic styling cues inspired by the Stinger fastback sport sedan. What is most noticeable is that the Forte has evolved from a cab-forward design to one that is decidedly swept-back.

Creases in the hood lend to the Forte’s muscular appearance and distinctive design traits on the front fascia, including a fresh approach to Kia’s signature tiger nose grille and an aggressive lower valance enhance its road presence.  The front clip is flanked by a more dynamic headlamp design and layout.

Around back…

GAC Motor Enverge Concept

Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Stronger Than Time | The Amber Cube

World premiere of the new G-Class: the legend remains true to itself

Alpine A110 - Der neue Sport-Renault (2017) Review/Details