Performing testing on any new car can be a long and grueling process. If it’s a performance car the testing needs to be even more rigorous and GM decided to push things even further when testing its new top dog Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
At the Milford proving grounds in the States, Chevrolet engineers pushed the Camaro ZL1 around the track at high speeds for four hours per day over six days straight. That’s quite the work out for a production machine.
The tests were conducted in 40-minute segments, of which there were 36 sessions in total. Many brand new cars couldn’t hack a schedule like that, especially on a track which is designed to unsettle cars and push them to their limits.
What’s the point of it all? The 24 hours of full noise track time is to see if something will go wrong, and if it does, where is the weak link. It’s an interesting process and is presented in a well produced video clip.
See the men who do the testing and the Camaro ZL1 in action in the video below.