In the video above, Hennessey Performance pairs the 2017 Camaro ZL1 vs 2017 Corvette Z06 from a 40 mph roll. Check out who wins!
If you listen carefully, the driver of the Corvette Z06 clearly missed a shift. Based on this, the Z06 should have had a little bit of a better lead ahead of the ZL1.
As noted by Road & Track, “The Z06 initially pulls away from the ZL1, but a tricky second-to-third shift swings things back in the Camaro’s favor. Eventually, the Z06 regains its lead on the Camaro, but never manages to pull out much of an edge before the quarter-mile passes. This is somewhat surprising given the roughly 359-lb weight difference between the two.”
If anything, this video clearly proves that the Camaro ZL1 is going to be one hell of a performance bargain over the Corvette!