You always have to worry about internet videos spawning copy cats, so when we read about a man in the Seattle, Washington area who stole a brand new Camaro SS from a Hertz office and later hit 150mph during a police chase, we couldn’t help but think back to the 202mph blast by Freiburger in the Lingenfelter tuned ZL1. We’re not sure if he was inspired by the video of DF hauling the mail down in Texas, but this guy certainly had a hair across his ass to drive a new Camaro.
Police say that a 23-year old man stole the silver 2012 Camaro SS from the Hertz lot at Sea-Tac International Airport at about 11:30PM and when police noticed a large group of people standing around a Camaro SS in the area at 2AM, the driver dropped the hammer for the next 50 miles before finally crashing the car after rolling over spike strips. We guess that new Camaros do not come with run flat tires.
Sure, the 202mph number that Hot Rod laid down in Texas is mammoth, but if a stocker can run 150mph (and maybe hit a factory speed limiter?) that’s pretty impressive, too. Hell, it was probably any automatic, too. We doubt that Hertz would have anything on the lot with a clutch pedal. Stealing cars and running from the cops is not BangShift approved behavior, although it is pretty interesting to see how hard a bone stock SS will run flat out!