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Watch a 1,100bhp Camaro ZL1 set a 9.5s quarter mile

Vengeance Racing sets storming time in one of the world’s fastest ZL1s

Let’s be real, nobody likes the tuna here. This is because you’re all too busy living your lives a quarter mile at a time. If this is you – and we hope it is you – the following video may be of some interest.

It comes via Vengeance Racing, an American tuning outfit, who have managed to squeeze out a disarmingly absurd amount of horsepower from the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

That’s the one with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 and much noise. VR’s, um, VR1100 produces a stratospheric 1,100bhp, because billet intake manifold, racing cams, ported cylinder heads, methanol injection, auxiliary fuel system and a drag pack.

Then there is a new gearbox, some lowering springs, and the factory’s own 20in wheels.

When deployed at its favourite hunting ground – a drag strip – the disarmingly absurd Cam’ managed an alarmingly absurd quarter-mile time of 9.5s, at 152mph. More so, “there is another two to three tenths left in this combo,” they explain, “but we ran out of time and were taking baby steps with this new A10 transmission…”

Shall we add a bit of context to this time? A Dodge Demon will run a quarter mile sprint in 9.65s, though this is with 840bhp. The holy trinity from McLaren, Porsche and Ferrari manage around 9.8s. So yes, though its modified, it’s certainly disarmingly quick.

Hit play above to see the modified Camaro thunder its way down the strip.

Click here for Top Gear’s drag races series

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