If you haven’t seen it yet, chances are you will very soon. A video surfaced this week of a race this past weekend between an automatic 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 and a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. The video (check it out below) shows the ZL1 completely owning the McLaren off the line with the end result being a 10.552-second at 131.66mph run for the Camaro and a 10.541-second at 134.79mph run for the McLaren (with the ZL1 crossing the checkered first).
We spoke to ZL1 owner Stephen Vigoa this week, and he told us his ZL1 is stock with just a few bolt-ons: Roto-Fab cold air intake, American Racing long-tube headers, a 102mm throttle body, upper and lower pulley, and a custom tune from Redline Motorsports.
He also told us that his ZL1 holds the record for fastest bolt-on ZL1 with a best run of 10.43 at 131mph.
After we spoke to him, the owner of the McLaren defended himself on a forum thread by explaining that his MP4-12C is completely stock save for a tune and ran the quarter-mile on street tires. His best run of the day was 10.19 at 137mph, but for this run in particular, his 75 year-old father had jumped behind the wheel for a fun run. Rematch anyone?
Regardless, we’re super impressed by this mildly modified ZL1 – running pretty consistent mid-10-second times in the quarter-mile is no joke.
Check it out and let us know what you think!