GM's North American president, Mark Reuss, has confirmed a Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap time of 7 minutes and 41.27 seconds for the 2012 Camaro ZL1.
That time on the full-length, 20.832 km (12.944 miles), of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit beats out such track performers as the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the BMW M3 GTS - putting the ZL1 in solid supercar territory. (Most lap times are measured on the 20.6 km stretch of the track, stopping 200 meters short of the end.)
The test, though, was conducted by GM and not independently. The time was set by GM's own test driver Aaron Link.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 designed for maximum downforce
Chevrolet has released new information about the Camaro ZL1, ahead of its launch
later this year.
Designed for maximum performance, the car has a unique front fascia, a
ventilated hood and a front splitter. There's also aerodynamic side skirts,
extended wheel arches, underbody panels and a rear spoiler. Thanks to these
tweaks, the ZL1 produces 65 pounds of downforce - at 150 mph (241 km/h) -
compared to the SS' 200 pounds of lift.
As a refresher, the ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine
with 580 hp (432 kW / 588 PS) and 556 lb-ft (754 Nm) of torque. It is
paired to a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic is
2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class COMAND Online - demo
With the new B-Class the driver is fully connected also while driving. Here
you can find out how the infotainment solution works. With COMAND Online in
the new B-Class common internet apps like Facebook and Google Search with
Street View and Panoramio are available. Online weather forecasts with
weather maps, as well as download of routes and POIs from Google Maps are
integrated. With this drivers can continue their digital lifestyle
seamlessly in the car.
Nissan Juke-R officially announced - the ultimate compact crossover
Question: What do you get when you cross a Nissan Juke with a Nissan GT-R?
Answer: The fastest, most exciting and daring compact crossover in the
Not content with re-shaping the new car market by pioneering the crossover
- a success reflected in the soaring sales of its Qashqai and Juke models -
Nissan is now creating the Juke-R, the first ever super crossover.
Currently under development the bold design of the Juke is clear to see.
However, with the addition of flared wheel arches, revised front and rear
bumpers plus a unique split rear wing, this is no standard crossover - it's
a Juke that thinks it's a GT-R - and with good reason. However, the car is
not for production and is a one-off, road legal concept car, developed by
Nissan and built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan
Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E).
Under the bonnet is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine adopted directly from Nissan's
flagship supercar. Under the boot floor hides the GT-R's six-speed
transaxle, with the front and rear ends joined by a modified GT-R 4WD
driveline and prop shaft, while chunky 20-inch RAYS forged alloy rims fill
each wheel arch.
The interior merges crossover and supercar with finesse, as the Juke's
dashboard has been transformed to accommodate the gauges, dials and 7-inch
customisable LCD display from the GT-R. The Juke's iconic centre console,
inspired by the fuel tank of a motorcycle, remains while the rest of the
interior has the look of a machine bred for the track. Twin race-seats with
five-point harnesses sit inside a visible roll cage that gives FIA safety
standards as well as enhanced rigidity to provide the ultimate performance.
"Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold
crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over
Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than
100,000 units," said Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and
Marketing for Nissan in Europe.
"Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores
that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of
the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation
that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving
experience we engineer into all our cars."
2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Transformers Edition Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Transformers Edition. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 & 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang - WINDING ROAD POV Test Drive
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2013 Chevrolet Camaro
Engine: V-8, 6.2 liters
Output: 580 hp/556 lb-ft
Weight: 4,120 lb
Fuel Economy, City/Hwy: 14/19
0-60 MPH: 3.9 sec (est)
Base Price: $54,995
2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang
Engine: V-8, 5.8 liters
Output: 650 hp/600 lb-ft
Weight: 3,852 lb
Fuel Economy, City/Hwy: 15/24
0-60 MPH: 3.5 sec (est)
Base Price: $54,995
WINDING ROAD RACING is here, carrying the gear you need to go faster.
The 700 HP Hennessey Camaro ZL1 -- /TUNED
Tuned goes to Sealy, TX to test Hennessey's take on the already potent Camaro ZL1, one of the
loudest cars we've ever had the privilege of driving. We discuss what it's
like to drive a paddle-shifted muscle car and race Hennessey's daily driver
CTS-V "Hammer Wagon" down their private drag strip.
Pagani Zonda R - Nurburgring lap
Pagani - Pirelli Tyre - Assuring new technologies and materials are fit for
production means also putting the vehicle's components under severe
stresses, exceeding those normally encountered in every day road driving.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most demanding track in the world, for
man and machine, an ordeal that each Pagani has to pass, only one of many
in the entire development phase.
The Zonda R serves as the ultimate test bench, a car able to reach
acceleration figures and speeds that are not possible with a road car.
This is further underlined by a laptime of 6:47,5 min for the 20,832 km
Nordschleife. Driver: Marc Basseng
Fastest motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring. 7m10s BTG Yamaha YZF R1.
For the full story behind bike and rider, click here:
This BTG lap time would convert to about 7m28s full, or 7m23-24s for
'industry' or sportauto comparisons. Bike is 100% road-legal and ridden
most nights at the 'ring
What does BTG mean?:
2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 vs. Mark Stielow's Red Devil '69 Camaro - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 13
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, David Freiburger meets up with Pro
Touring legend Mark Stielow to compare old and new Camaros head to head. Mark
Stielow is a GM engineer with a long history of building vintage,
with amazing handling prowess. His latest is the Red Devil, a '69 model
powered by a 427ci, supercharged LS9 that tops 750 hp and 800 lb-ft. It
runs a six-speed trans and complete suspension from Detroit Speed, and has
won a number of shootouts with similarly built Pro Touring cars. But can
his modified muscle car outrun the technology of the Magnetic Ride
suspension on the new, 580hp, 2012 Camaro ZL1? We head to GingerMan
Raceway in South Haven, Michigan to find out.
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