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.