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Camaro ZL1 Hits 198 mph at Papenburg Oval

Camaro ZL1 Hits 198 mph at Papenburg Oval

Chevrolet has announced that the top speed of the Camaro ZL1 has officially reached 198 mph.

A coupe with a 10-speed automatic transmission was tested at Germany’s Papenburg High Speed Oval and yielded the top speed as an average of the max velocity when running in both directions. Taking into consideration wind speed, the ZL1 was able to loop the 7.6 mile track at 202.3 mph in one direction and 193.3 mph while travelling in the other direction.

Chevrolet says that the ZL1 test car was stock apart from required safety gear and data logging equipment and made use of the production Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tires.

With power coming from a supercharged 650 horsepower LT4 V8, the Camaro ZL1 is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and complete a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph.

Pricing for the 2017 Camaro ZL1 starts at $63,435 when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and $65,830 with a 10-speed automatic. Both prices include destination fees and gas guzzler taxes.





 

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  1. member12
    Andrew_L
    Don't worry dealer mark ups will take care of that.


    I imagine GM dealers will give existing Corvette and Camaro owners first dips on the new ZL1.
    member12
    I've read nothing but glowing reviews of the Z28 and ZL1 Camaro. They are clearly redefining this former muscle car as a very high performance sports car...well into Corvette territory.

    198mph is ridiculously fast.
    Andrew_L
    arutherford
    They could probably charge double and sell all of them.


    Don't worry dealer mark ups will take care of that.
    mrickan
    arutherford
    They could probably charge double and sell all of them.


    And in most cases you pretty much have to pay double that price to approach that level of performance.
    arutherford
    They could probably charge double and sell all of them.
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