See how the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 accepts the Camaro Zl1 LE in the most recent nip and tuck, tied rivalry. We should thank the fine people at German automag Sports Auto for capturing these two chronic, continual, and eternal Chevrolet favorites, which made them aristocrats at the Hockenheimring.
Although it is not as big as the Nurburgring, it has done the job it has been designed and aimed for. Regrettably, there are not many photos beforehand, we are going to see a number of pictures of the flashiest and sportiest of Chevys before they are made to accelerate, to nail it in Hockenheimring. This is not at all a fair fight, not even on paper.
What they both might have in common is supercharged 6.2-L V8 engines, however, the Camaro ZL1 sets down 650 hp, 650 lb-ft and its weight are 3.685 lbs. Otherwise, the ZR1 ‘Vette gives 755 hp, 715 lb-ft, its weight is smaller for 125 lb than the Camaro’s, at 3,560 lbs.
What else has Camaro is a 6-peed manual transmission and for Corvette, it has an 8-speed automatic which is controlled by a computer. In the end, the Corvette is more aerodynamic than the square and blocky muscle car.
While they were racing it could be noticed that there were real difficulties for the driver to keep the Camaro on the road. The tires were burning to the ground just because the huge muscle car wanted to take every corner sideways.
What surprises us is the fact that the airbags didn’t open for safety during the race. The Corvette turned less dramatically. The car was kept planted because of its superior and greater downforce while the supercharged propelled to bigger speed than the average one.
Finally, the managed time for Camaro ZL1 was 1.09:60 and Corvette was 3 seconds faster. The close result was a real surprise.
Explanations were given by Sports Auto which is in the comment section of the video. During the Corvette’s run, the track was extremely hot so that might have stolen a few horses in comparison with the Camaro.
Noted by a commenter is that the ZR1 was automatic and the Camaro ZL1 was a manual but that is a plus for ZR1’s smashing victory and success.