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2014 Chevrolet Camero Beats the Lap Time of Legendary Skyline GT-R

General Motors has just announced the results of their team’s testing session with the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 at the Nürburgring and with a time of 7:37.47 – making the new Z/28 the fastest American muscle car around the famous German track and what makes this time even more impressive is the fact that this record lap was achieved in the rain.

In turning in a record time of 7:37.47, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is comfortably the best performing American muscle car to ever hit that track but when you look at some of the cars that turned in comparable times on the Nürburgring, you really get a good picture at just how impressive that time really is.

Below is a list of some of the vehicles that the 2014 Z/28 has effectively beaten around the Ring in terms of recorded laps. It should be noted that in the case of the Corvette ZR1, the Nissan GT-R and the Ferrari 458 Italia, these models turned in quicker times while being tested by other sources but these numbers help to show the kind of company the new Z/28 joins in terms of capabilities.

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S - 7:37.9
2011 Lexus LFA - 7:38
2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – 7:38
2010 Nissan GT-R – 7:38
2011 Ferrari 458 Italia – 7:38

The technological advancement at GM is clearly evident as 2014 Z/28's time even beat 2010 Corvette ZR1's time!

"One of the challenges of testing at the 'Ring is that the track is so long that conditions can change radically in a single lap," said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. "Adam Dean, the development driver for Z/28, did a heroic job driving in deteriorating conditions. Based on telemetry data from our test sessions, we know the Z/28 can be as much as six seconds faster on a dry track."

If GM should go back to the Nurburgring with the new Camaro Z/28 and actually shave 6 seconds from their current record time, that would give the 2014 Z a best time in the area of 7:31. That time would put the newest Z/28 in the same discussions as the Porsche Carrera GT and a variety of previous generation (2008) Porsche 911 GT2 race cars while also being faster at the Ring than the infamous Koenigsegg CCR and CCX supercars.

2014 Chevrolet Camero Beats the Lap Time of Legendary Skyline GT-R Reviewed by Blogs on 11:59 AM Rating: 5

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