Modded Camaro ZL1 Takes on Lamborghini in David vs. Goliath Race and It’s Bad

Six—that’s how many races the drivers of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and the Gen V Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 engaged in. Were so many runs necessary to establish a winner? Not really, but, given the… exotic nature of the situation, it’s not difficult to understand how one might get carried away and do run after run.

As supercar enthusiasts will tell you, the Superveloce Jota is no ordinary Aventador (not that such a thing exists). For one, the 50 horsepower difference between the two doesn’t even begin to explain the myriad of upgrades received by the SVJ—after all, at a certain point, this was the quickest production car on the Nurburgring.

Even so, it’s clear that the Aventador, regardless of the (special) treatment it gets from the factory, is not the perfect choice for straight-line battles.

You see, due to aspects such as the single-clutch automated manual seven-speed tranny being focued on delivering brutal shifts that add to the raw driving experience, Sant’Agata Bolognese’s current V12 platform falls behind their V10 model, the Huracan, in terms of straight-line battles—for the record, the latter is one of the most popular names of the contemporary drag racing scene, with top examples, which pack in excess of 3,000 hp, being able to deliver 6s quarter-mile runs.

So, why did the Lamborghini driver, YouTuber Street Speed 717 (his real name is Mike Hyssong) battle a modded Camaro ZL1? Well, this is the man who jumped a brand new Ram TRX over a stream of water last year (he also took a TRX over his previous Aventador, a “base” 700 hp model), so that should answer the question.

And now that we know why the Lambo guy did it, we have to go over the motive of the vlogger wielding the Chevy, Chris Nardi (aka Cnardi91).

Well, the sheer idea of pitting a muscle car against an Italian exotic that has a starting price of $517,000 when new (its “used” market value can climb into the seven-figure range) sounds like enough of a reason to do it.

This is what you’d call a mid-spec Camaro build

As for the tech details of the Camaro, this delivers 716 hp at the rear wheels (some 850 hp at the crank, up from the stock value of 580 hp) thanks to the 1.9L factory blower of the 6.2L LSA V8 being ported, while the list of custom goodies also includes the 5-inch air intake, headers, cam, Corsa exhaust, and others. And meaty drag radial tires wrapped around beadlock wheels help put the power down.

Those seeking even more spice will certainly have their needs catered to, since this is a manual example of the Camaro ZL1.

Returning to the six runs the two vloggers did, please keep in mind not to use such street fights as an example and head for the drag strip, or a closed course when you feel like racing, okay?

Now, we’ve embedded videos from both YouTubers below: while the Camaro’s “tail” camera offers a spectacular gaming-like view from outside the car, the footage captured from inside the Raging Bull naturally emphasizes the memorable N/A scream of the Italian V12.



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