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This V6 Chevrolet Camaro Came Stupidly Close To Beating A Hellcat On Track

There may be a massive power differential between the two muscle cars, but the Camaro gets close to a legendary giant-killing in this Car & Driver test

Remind me later

The Chevrolet Camaro may be powered by a seemingly minuscule 335bhp V6 with less than half the outright grunt of the manic 697bhp Dodge Charger Hellcat, but this track test shows the budget pony car is a force to be reckoned with. It managed a time just half a second off of the Charger’s effort, obliterating its similarly priced rivals.

Taking part in Car And Driver’s annual ‘Lightning Laps’ track battle, the Chevy Camaro set one hell of a time - a 3min 4sec lap that ended up in a class win for the muscle car. Trouncing the likes of the EcoBoost Mustang and the 350Z Track - a past record holder - the Camaro was quicker through certain sectors of the track than an F-Type SVR and the R8 V10. Not bad at all…