Video: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 put through a 24-hour track endurance test

After going under the auction block at a recent Barrett-Jackson event and hitting up the Nurburgring with a lap time of 7:41.27, the new Chevrolet Camaro is being put under a series of extreme testing by GM engineers.

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One of the tests includes the Camaro ZL1 making 24 hours of consecutive, rigorous testing. GM engineers put the prototype through the gauntlet for showroom-to-track readiness.

GM asks ‘how bad do you want one now?’ Really, really bad.

Check out the videos after the jump.

Refresher: Power for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes from a LSA 6.2L supercharged V8 making 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched to a Tremec TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission with a new shorter-throw shifter that improves gear changes. It also features a dual-mode exhaust system which provides a very throaty and powerful sound. Sales begin in early 2012.

Chevy Camaro ZL1 | Phase One: Track-tuning the magnetic ride suspension:

Chevy Camaro ZL1 | Phase Two: Refining launch performance:

Chevy Camaro ZL1 | Phase Three: 24-hour Track Endurance:

– By: Omar Rana