There is seemingly no end to the horsepower that one can build into a late-model muscle car and when you start off with a ZL1, an impressive machine to begin with, then the results can be, well, record-setting. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s Nick Wright claimed the records for the quickest and fastest 6th-Gen ZL1 Camaro in the quarter-mile, as well as the fastest 6th-Gen Camaro quarter-mile trap speed recently during a test and tune at Cecil County Dragway after running an 8.89 at 160 mph.
Built and tuned by Complete Street Performance in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the 2017 ZL1 features a Texas Speed & Performance 416ci stroker engine based on a re-sleeved LT1 block. A Late Model Engines billet intake manifold receives boost from a Hellion Power Systems twin-turbo kit with twin Precision 6766 turbochargers, and an Xtreme DI high-side pump supplies the fuel for the direct-injected powerplant to match the added intake pressure.
Wright’s Camaro also feature the A10 automatic transmission, though it’s been fortified with McLeod by Raybestos internal components and benefits from a Circle D torque converter. The full-weight street car is driven regularly, and the YouTuber simply bolted on a pair of 17-inch Weld wheels with Mickey Thompson drag radials to accomplish the feat at the drag strip.
Performances like this one from Wright’s Camaro are becoming more commonplace as streetable horsepower levels over 1,000 hp are easier and easier to not only produce, but also live with thanks to the increased performance from today’s generation of domestic V-8 engines, the very efficient power adders available, and the supporting fuel and tuning components that maintain all of it.