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.

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Corvette ZR1 hot lap on Nürburgring





► Corvette ZR1 returns to Nurburgring for new record (On Board)
Corvette returned to the world's most-demanding testing ground -- Germany's famed Nurburgring -- and recorded lap times that rank among the fastest recorded for a production car. As detailed on video, the Corvette ZR1 recorded a lap time of 7:19.63, more than six seconds faster than the previous Corvette-best recorded in 2008. A lap video featuring the Corvette Z06 will be released soon. "Testing at the Nurburgring is one of the important methods we have to validate our car in the toughest track conditions," says Tadge Juechter, Corvette vehicle line director and chief engineer. Measuring 20.8 km (12.9 miles) and including some 154 turns, the Nurburgring's Nordschleife ("north loop") is widely considered the world's most-demanding course. As was the case at Corvette's last test in 2008, the car was driven by Corvette engineer Jim Mero and was a full production model with no performance modifications. This test was to validate the car's added performance technology coming to production later this summer for the 2012 model year. Corvette's improved performance for 2012 begins with the new, optional Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, which are available on the two highest-performing models, the lightweight, 505-hp (377 kW) Z06 and the maximum-performance, 638-hp (476 kW) supercharged ZR1. They are competition-oriented tires, optimized for warm, dry conditions to increase cornering and handling capability. When combined with the Corvette's exclusive Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology -- which manages torque delivery for maximum performance -- the tires set new benchmarks for Corvette performance. Engineers estimate an 8-percent gain in maximum lateral acceleration, to more than 1.1g, and improved braking distance.





Ariel atom on Nurburgring VS Corvette Z06 600HP
Fuel empty for the driver, so he took the exit at Adenau unfortunately :-( He was always in my mirror from the beginning, that vette is so fast!





SRT Viper GTS vs Chevrolet Corvette ZR1! - Head 2 Head Episode 24
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits the new 2013 SRT Viper GTS against its domestic rival, the 2012 Corvette ZR1. It's an all American prizefight as Jonny heads north to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to hot lap these two monsters with pro race driver Randy Pobst. And of course, no match up between these two contenders would be complete with out a drag race. It's one for the record books as Jonny and Randy find out which car has the bigger "bollocks." Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1212_2013_chevrolet_corvette_zr1 _srt_viper_gts/ Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com




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