Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 laptime at Nürburgring Nordschleife

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 completed a lap of Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 41.27 seconds.

Track Nürburgring Nordschleife
Type flying start
Vehicle Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Power / weight 588 ps / 1838 kg
Driver Mark Reuss
Time 7:41.270
Average speed 161 kph (100 mph)
Submitted 07.10.2011 by generalmotors
Reference http://www.autoblog.com/2011/10/06/gm-confirms-camaro-zl1-7-41-ring-lap-time-w-video/#continued
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Arg3nt  4y ago

This is a legitimate lap time boys and girls...don't like it - better get some practice in!!

Camaros are indeed beating Lambos. But don't worry - they're beating a lot of other unnecessarily expensive things, too! credit to Al Op and his team!


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gallardo man  6y ago

makes 0% sense. camaro beating lambos! hahahahahaha! such a joke.


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Jeff B  6y ago

It doesn't really make sense does it...


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Tension  6y ago

every other time this lap time comes to my mind im more and more suspicious about it.


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racerns  7y ago

@w0o0dy

Just because a tire is AA rated does not mean that it is "super soft". The rating is a test of a tire straight line wet (damp not standing water) braking performance. Many tires get AA rating including some grand touring and truck tires. Nothing to do with being super soft.

I would guess these tires would be on par with the regular PS2s.


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Smugolo  7y ago

Pirelli PZeros and Michelin PS2s have the same UTQG as the F1 G2s - 220 AA A - and could probably be considered equal to each other - and equally inferior to the PZero Corsas and Michelin PSCs, but unfortunately it isn't that easy as the Michelins are considered to be a bit better than Pirellis in both classes/cases; and anyway the Tire Quality Grade isn't that much telling of the performance.

Look, for example, at this: .tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=130

Same UTQG but the G2s are 1.5s faster. I haven't come across any direct comparos of the F1 G2s and some other tires but it may as well be that they are somewhere between Michelin PS2s and PSCs, being close in performance to either one of them.


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@racerns: the actual rubber compound is AA soft.... that's as soft and sticky as you can buy for streetlegal cars... So its rubbercompound is very much aimed at grip, like the Michelin cups..


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racerns  7y ago

@w0o0dy

Where are you getting that "it is every bit as soft" though. I know tire manufactures set their own tread wear scale somewhat but 220 and 80 are pretty far apart. It would be atleast on par with other goodyear tires with the same rating and not an "R" compund tire.


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@racerns: it is every bit as soft, but you are right, it does have more profile than the MPSC tires... the one i saw seemed to have little depth in the pattern, but maybe the picture was a bit misleading, seems the MPSC has less "depth" of the pattern than this Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar g:2


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racerns  7y ago

@wOoOdy

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Eagle+F1+Supercar+G%3A+2

While it has a large outer tread block similar to a sport cup, it has alot more tread grooves and a wear rating of 220. It is a summer performance tire but not an "R" compound tire.


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@racerns: i've looked those F1 SUPERCAR G:2 tires up. Semi-slicks with a tread that is very much for track driving/dry weather, just like the Pilot Sport cup tires. I'd guess a 80tread and soft.. very soft. I think they are very comparable to the MPSC tires.


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racerns  7y ago

Not even Pilot Sport Cups according to this article.

http://www.insideline.com/chevrolet/...gring-lap.html

Reuss drew our attention to the Camaro ZL1's Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 summer tires, sized P285/35ZR20 in front and P305/35ZR20 in the rear. "This isn't a cup tire," he said. "This tire has some tread to it." He told us it was used throughout the lap sessions.


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Apathy  7y ago

It uses street legal tires if that's what you're asking.

BTW, RE-11's aren't even available wider than 305 and Star specs don't go wider than 275.

They are likely the Pilot Sport Cup ZPs. It's a DOT legal track ready radial. They and the ZL1 are pretty nice.


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CarElitist  7y ago

This thing is ridiculous but I'm gunna call BS on street tires unless the ZL1 comes with Star Specs or RE-11s stock.

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