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. .
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
Read the story here:
Corvette ZR1 vs Audi R8 - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy heads out on to the Top Gear track for motoring's equivalent of the
Ryder Cup as America's Corvette ZR1 takes on Europe's Audi R8 V10. What
will prevail - the American's muscle, or the finesse of the European?
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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
Corvette ZR1 Review at the Mojave Mile
The Smoking Tire returns to the Mojave Mile's brand new runway to see how
fast America's quickest production car can run the standing mile. On the
way, we learn some truths about the ZR1 and the Mojave Mile itself. Also
Corvette ZR1 Tracktest: V8-Power mit Hammer-Sound
V8-Kompressor, 647 PS, 819 Nm: Diese Bärenkräfte sollten locker reichen,
damit sich die Corvette ZR1 auf Platz eins der Tracktest-Bestenliste
schieben kann. Ob's gelingt? Patrick Simon gibt jedenfalls alles!