Chevy Camaro ZL1 Keeps Pace With The Ford GT At Mid-Ohio

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 starts at $61,140 but the model doesn’t appear to have any problems keeping up with the Ford GT which costs nearly $400,000 more.

In a video discovered by Motor Authority, Luke McGrew has some fun behind the wheel of a Camaro ZL1 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. He was joined on the track by the owner of a Ford GT and both models seemed to be having a field day.

McGrew revealed it was the first time on the track for himself and the owner of the Ford GT, so it’s possible that both drivers were still getting adjusted to their cars. Regardless, it’s always nice to see owners of high-performance vehicles actually using them on the track instead of just showing off on the street.

While it’s easy to forget about the Camaro’s performance credentials, especially when compared to the Ford GT, the model isn’t a slouch as it features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 650 hp (484 kW) and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and run the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds. If that’s not impressive enough, the standard model lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:29.60 while the Camaro ZL1 1LE turned in an impressive time of 7:16.04.


  • john1168

    The new ZL-1 is a fantastic car but seriously, I have to wonder how hard the GT driver was trying or even how good and experienced he is compared to how good the ZL-1 driver is. You can put me in a GT and have a professional driver in a Yugo and he’d probably give me a run for my money…

    • Zandit75

      Yeah, I agree. The GT looks so composed and effortless, while the ZL1 looks to be wringing it’s neck.

    • Bo Hanan

      The Ford is cruisng. The ZL1 driver is fantasizing.

    • TotallyDisqusted

      Also what tires were they using? That will make a huge difference.

  • Biggsy

    Could’ve sat through a few more laps.

  • brn

    Can CarScoops stop posting these mindless comparisons, where they pretend two cars are at the same level, when they clearly aren’t?

    • john1168

      This has been on 3or 4other sites too.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Switch the drivers.

  • dumblikeyou2

    That’s embarrassing now isn’t it, Ford?

    • Bullitt2605

      What? That the Camaro can keep up with the GT that isn’t even trying.

  • Blade t

    The Ford gt owner is just having fun, he doesn’t want to put that expensive car into a wall….

  • LJ

    You can see the GT start to walk away whenever they hit a straight. I doubt the first time driver wanted to put his $400k super car into a wall.

  • bonzomatic

    That Porsche driver around 2:30 was pissing me off! GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!

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