2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept
Based on the 580-hp Camaro ZL1 Coupe, which goes on sale in early 2012, the Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept has unique, exposed carbon fiber details on the hood extractor, rear spoiler, and interior components. Included on this concept is the new Ashen Gray exterior paint (available on all 2012 Camaro models). (10/31/2011)

VIDEO: Onboard Camaro ZL1 Nürburgring Lap

2012 Camaro ZL1 laps Nürburgring in 7:41:27

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.

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