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2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 blitzes the Nurburgring in 7:29.60

That's less than two seconds off the BMW M4 GTS.

Remember when American cars only went in straight lines? Yeah, not any more. Today, US automakers screw together some of the hottest sports cars anywhere. The new, 640-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is proof of that after it recorded a staggering 7:29.60 lap at the Nurburgring.

That's really fast. In fact, the ZL1 is close to the BMW M4 GTS' 7:27.88 Ring time from late last year. While a nearly two-second gap sounds like a lot, it's not when we're talking about a 13-mile circuit. In fact, across a track like the Ring, we'd almost call two seconds a negligible difference.

Aside from proving the new ZL1 can dance, this video should also allay any fears about the new 10-speed automatic's performance. Left in automatic throughout the video, the 10-speed drops gears quickly and at the right time, while upshifts happen lickety split. Put simply, there's no shame going for a two-pedal ZL1 this time around.

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