Almost all manufacturers that have a sport in their range insist on setting a record time in the north loop. From compact to radicals super-sports – holographic for street cars – passing electric cars, everyone must be the fastest in the ‘Ring.
The last manufacturer to undergo that exercise has been Chevrolet with the Camaro ZL1 equipped with the pack 1LE and has been marked a time of 7 minutes 16 seconds (a crazy time). And it is that the Ring exerts a power of attraction beyond our continent. In U.S.A. Also looks closely the times marked in the layout of the Eiffel. In fact, before the Camaro ZL1 1LE some of his compatriots already faced the “green hell”. We look at the seven American models that have left their mark on the Nürburgring.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (2014)
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 did more than bring back to the market one of the most iconic versions of the Camaro – the Z28, also stopped the time in 7’37”7 that same year. His feat is even more worthy of mention as with a deficit of 75 hp compared to the Camaro ZL1 of 2012 made a better time (the ZL1 got in 2012 a time of 7’41”27). The Multimatic adaptive suspensions, carboceramic brakes and the semi-slick Pirelli it fitted out helped.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (2017)
Chevrolet Camaro Zl1 2017
Not surprisingly, the new version of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 also marked a not insignificant time this year: 7’29”6. That is 12 seconds faster than the previous ZL1 and 8.1 seconds faster than the Z28. With a V8 of 650 hp we did not expect less of this ZL1 .
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (2009)
In 2009, engineer Jim Mero – responsible for the dynamic behavior and suspensions in the Corvette – demonstrated with the facts his work in the flagship of the brand and the most prestigious Corvette to date. At the wheel of a Corvette ZR1 of 638 hp stopped the time at 7’26”4.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (2012)
In 2012, the Corvette Z06 received two important modifications: Michelin Pilot Cup tires in option and Performance Traction Management. Those two updates allowed the Corvette Z06, 133 hp less powerful than the 2009 ZR1, improving its time: 7’22”68.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (2012)
In 2012 the Corvette ZR1 also received the same updates as the Z06, ie Michelin Pilot Cup and Performance Traction Management. Again, Jim Mero was at the wheel and he hit a time of 7’19”63. The reputation of the Corvette and the ZR1 as matagigantes was demonstrated. The funny thing is that GM has not yet revealed the times in the ‘Ring of the current Z06. Will they expect to be able to do so with the future ZR1?
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE (2017)
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
The Camaro already looks like the regional stage. The latest version of the Camaro ZL1 equipped with the pack 1LE was marked a time of 7’16”04 .
Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR (2010)
per remains the tenth fastest of the Ring in absolute terms . It is a pity that now that the current generation ceases to be manufactured, it has not been possible to clock in the Ring more or less officially. Although a group of fans are looking for the funding needed to achieve this.