The lap time for the new 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 around the Nürburgring.
Or, to put things into a better perspective, that time was achieved on the world renowned, 154 turn, 12.9 mile track in Germany, and it was raining.
The muscle car was made light enough to achieve such an immaculate outcome by having numerous weight saving techniques applied. To reduce the weight, Chevrolet pulled the sound reducing materials, speakers were stripped down to only one for the door-ajar sound, the rear window was made thinner, the chassis was stiffened and the typically-standard air conditioning is, once again, optional.
Judging by the list of weight savers, the muscle car starts to sound like it did back in the 1970s. Air conditioning as an option in today’s vehicles is unheard of. But then you think of the track run you’re about to watch below.
Think of what this Z28 with a 505 hp 7.0-Liter V8 engine and six-speed manual transmission did, and with minimal traction. The American muscle overcame the times for the Porsche 911, Ferrari F430 Scuderia, Lexus LFA, Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and the list goes on.
Here, we have a living legend. Here, we have the fastest American car to go around one of the greatest world-renowned tracks ever built. Here, we have the video: