Jan Magnussen Attacks the Nurburgring in a Corvette ZR1
Jan Magnussen Attacks the Nurburgring in a Corvette ZR1. Unfortuantely, this was a day that the 'ring was open to the public and traffic slowed down the 638 hp Corvette several times. Still, a great way to see how a professional race car driver attacks one of the most difficult road courses in the world.
Corvette ZR1 Nurburgring 7:26.4
I know many people have been very interested in how fast the ZR1 would be
at the Ring...
Most car enthusiasts are quite familiar with the Nürburgring. Built in the
1920's near Cologne, Germany, "the Ring" is considered to be the toughest
and most challenging race track in the world.
Over the last two weeks, we have been doing our final tuning and testing
there before we start ZR1 production cars. This morning (Friday June 27),
General Motors development engineer Jim Mero drove the Corvette ZR1 around
the Nürburgring in a time of 7:26.4.
Jim commented after the lap that conditions were good except for a strong
headwind down the main straight and that the lap was solid, but he felt
there were a few places he could have gone faster.
The car was bone stock with the exception of the communications and safety
equipment. The tires were production Michelin Pilot Sport 2's. These
tires have been developed specifically for the ZR1 and will have impressive
wet traction and wear (tread wear rating = 220), in addition to excellent
dry road holding. Chassis alignment and vehicle height were set to factory
specs. Likewise, the engine calibrations were absolutely stock, emissions
compliant and the car ran on pump (not racing) fuel. The vehicle was
exactly like the cars that will be built in Bowling Green, Kentucky and
sold around the world later this summer.
Despite posting one of the fastest times ever run by a production car,
Nürburgring lap times were not an over-riding priority in the development
of the ZR1. The truth is, if the only priority was speed at the ring, the
car would not be very pleasant to drive on American roads. The ZR1 is an
incredibly capable track machine, but unlike most ultra-high performance
cars, it is very easy to live with on a daily basis.
The timed lap was run with a rolling start, a departure from our previous
practice of standing starts. This is more aligned with current industry
practice. The lap was electronically timed and confirmed with two
hand-held stopwatches. .
Jan Magnussen Laguna Seca ALMS 2012.wmv
Jan BigMag Magnussen epic overtake for P2 at Laguna Seca ALMS 2012. 14 min
before end of the race, BigMag shows his skills and huge ba..s ;-) Absolute
one of the best GT drivers in the world.
A winner in all 12 previous seasons of the American Le Mans Series, Jan
Magnussen, a four-time class winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, drives the
No. 3 Corvette Racing C6.R in the ALMS GT category with Antonio Garcia. For
more information, visit w w w.janmagnussen.c o m.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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Monsters' Brawl! Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 Turbo
It's the King of the Hill vs the Autobahn Kaiser. The Chevrolet Corvette
ZR1 and the Porsche 911 turbo do battle
in a comparison of epic proportions at the track with professional hot shoe
Justin Bell, on the drag strip and through a standing mile...
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Mike Suggett
BEST of Accelerations Nurburgring: Launch Controls, Accelerations, Wheelspins!
It's the last day of 2014! To celebrate it I've made a compilation of the
best supercar accelerations of the world's most EPIC Gas Station in the
world: located near the Nürburgring, Nordschleife!
Enjoy this video and thanks for watching!
Corvette Z06 Review - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy takes the seven-litre monster that is the Corvette Z06 onto the Top
Gear track. And while its no Ferrari, it does manage to set a seriously
impressive time when its handed over to the the Stig.
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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Chases 200 MPH in Europe - Epic Drives Episode 3
On this episode of Epic Drives, Angus MacKenzie and Justin Bell take a
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 from Munich, Germany to Maranello, Italy. Along the
way they push the limits on the Autobahn, gaze upon the Alps from the
Stelvio Pass and dance with a Ferrari 458 Italia in the hills of Maranello.
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