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Video: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 laps Nurburgring in 7:41.27

The new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is shaping up to be a very exciting car. Although it is yet to be released, General Motors has been undertaking extensive testing of the new model, and has confirmed a Nurburgring lap time of 7:41.27.

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will be GM’s most powerful Camaro ever made. The company leaked figures a few weeks ago. The ZL1 will use a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 developing a whopping 432kW of power and 754Nm of torque. When it goes on sale in the US next year, it will come in either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic form.

We saw early footage of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 testing at the Nurburgring, but here we have a full lap video of the angry muscle car completing the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just 7:41.27. This puts it in front of very quick cars such as the Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV (7:42), Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (7:44.42), and the Ferrari 599 Fiorano (7:47).

Click play on the video below to see how it all went. The lap was set by GM test driver Aaron Link.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.