Originally Posted by HooliganZ
8:19 is pretty impressive for the Camaro. Here is a list of cars that posted slower times at the ring. I would say the Camaro is in some pretty good company.
8:22 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS verified manufacturer time
8:22 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Motoharu Kurosawa Best Motoring Video Special DVD
8:22.8 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo John Heinricy AutoBlog (9/2007) Wet Track
8:22 BMW M3 E46 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (12/2000)
8:22 BMW M Coupe E36/8 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/1998)
8:24 2004 Subaru Impreza Sport Auto (05/2004), Sport tires
8:25 Lotus Exige S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (06/2008)
8:25 Jaguar XKR Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:25 Porsche Cayman S Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:24 Mitsubishi Charisma GT Evo VI Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/1999), Sport tires
8:25 Mitsubishi Charisma GT Evo VII Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (11/2002), Sport tires
8:26 Audi S5 Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (01/2008)
8:26 BMW 335i E92 Coupe Horst von Saurma Sport Auto
8:26 Nissan 350Z Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/2003)
8:28 Porsche 911 Carrera (993) Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (07/1997)
8:29 Audi TTS Coupé Horst von Saurma Sport Auto (10/2008)
I just want to say that the most impressive car on this list that it beat is the Lotus. The Exige is a 2057 lb track beast that goes 0-62 in 4.1 seconds. The others that raise an eyebrow from me are the Cayman S, and I laugh that both the Camaro and the Cobalt outran the 350Z, in its element.
The funniest thing that if you check out the lap times posted to this wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordsch...epublic.com-19
The GT-R has three lap times listed, and only the one that Nissan ran pulls the uber 7:29 spec. Porsche tested it on stock wheels, and so did driver's republic, and both of them pulled a 7:54/7:55 respectively. Granted even a 7:55 is freakin scooting around the ring, but 7:29 is enzo territory. And the last time I checked a 3000 lb car with 650 horsepower will outrun a 3850 lb car with 480 by more than .04 seconds.