2017 Camaro ZL1 Eats a Pair of Rear Tires Because It Can

Tires must be having nightmares with the ZL1

The Camaro turns 50 this year and Chevrolet will celebrate this important milestone in Detroit on August 18-20 with plenty of good stuff for the fans.

There will be a Camaro Factory Tour, Camaro Fifty Rally, and a parade of Camaros during the Woodward Dream Cruise. To draw attention to this event, Chevrolet has released a video that’s as childish as it is charming.

A Camaro ZL1 is a good enough excuse to shoot a film, but when the most powerful production Camaro ever makes a smoky burnout it’s just impossible to look away. Chevrolet knows that all too well and has made a ZL1 destroy a set of rear tires just for art's sake.

It’s not hard to do that in a ZL1, thanks to its 650 hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and cover the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph (204 km/h). Oh, and the sound of the V8 is simply magnificent.