Feature Flick: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Red Devil and 2012 Camaro ZL1 Duke it Out on Track

On this week’s episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, David Freiburger decides to find out if old muscle is really faster than new muscle. He grabs the keys to a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and meets with Mark Stielow and his Pro Touring 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Red Devil for a go at the track.

The meeting place was Michigan’s GingerMan Raceway, and the competition was simple; Stielow, a GM engineer, would lap the racetrack in the Camaro ZL1, and then set a lap in the Pro Touring 1969 Camaro he built, nicknamed the Red Devil. The Red Devil is powered by a 7.0-liter supercharged LS9 V-8 that produces 750 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque. The Red Devil has a modern six-speed manual backing up that engine, and features a completely reworked aftermarket suspension.

The Camaro ZL1 on the other hand, was completely stock. The car comes from the factory with a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 making 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque. This particular ZL1 came with a six-speed manual transmission.

Can the modern Camaro ZL1 beat its modified predecessor at the track? Check out the latest episode of Hot Rod Unlimited below to find out.

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