To demonstrate the improvements on the 2012 Corvette, Chevrolet has returned to the Nürburgring with the range-topping ZR1.
As the video shows, the car - which features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 638 hp (476 kW / 647 PS) and 604 lb-ft (818 Nm) of torque - lapped the legendary Nordschleife in 7:19.63 which is more than six seconds faster than the previous Corvette record that was set back in 2008.
To get the improved time, the ZR1 was equipped with the new PDE performance package which has a full-width rear spoiler and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires that are "optimized for warm, dry conditions to increase cornering and handling capability."
2012 Camaro ZL1 laps Nürburgring in 7:41:27
GM's North American president, Mark Reuss, has confirmed a
Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap time of 7 minutes and 41.27 seconds for the
2012 Camaro ZL1.
That time on the full-length, 20.832 km (12.944 miles), of the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit beats out such track performers as the
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the BMW M3 GTS - putting the ZL1 in solid
supercar territory. (Most lap times are measured on the 20.6 km stretch of
the track, stopping 200 meters short of the end.)
The test, though, was conducted by GM and not independently. The time was
set by GM's own test driver Aaron Link.
Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition sets lap time of 7:14
We now have the official track time for the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition.
Driver Akira Iida clocked a lap time of 7:14.64 on the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife on August 31. The special edition LFA did it
using its standard-issue (road-legal) Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires.
The LFA Nürburgring Package is scheduled to go into a limited-run
production in 2012. Only 50 units will be from a total LFA production run
of 500 models.
The Nürburgring Edition of the LFA comes with a carbon fiber body kit, a
re-tuned suspension and an upgraded 6-speed sequential gearbox. It is
powered by a 4.8-liter V10 engine with 562 hp (419 kW / 570 PS) - the
standard LFA has an output of 412 kW (560 PS). The complete package costs
an additional $70,000 but delivers a 0-100 km/h sprint of just 3.7 seconds
and a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).
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.
Epic Drives appears every fourth Friday on the new Motor Trend channel.
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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.
Pagani Zonda R - Nurburgring lap
Pagani - Pirelli Tyre - Assuring new technologies and materials are fit for
production means also putting the vehicle's components under severe
stresses, exceeding those normally encountered in every day road driving.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most demanding track in the world, for
man and machine, an ordeal that each Pagani has to pass, only one of many
in the entire development phase.
The Zonda R serves as the ultimate test bench, a car able to reach
acceleration figures and speeds that are not possible with a road car.
This is further underlined by a laptime of 6:47,5 min for the 20,832 km
Nordschleife. Driver: Marc Basseng
ZR1 Corvette Top Speed 2013 Michigan Mile
In this video you ride shotgun with a Modified Corvette ZR1 as it attempts
to run the fastest top speed in a 1 mile stretch. As you can see at the end
of the video, the front air-splitter lost a bolt and became a drag piece
that hurt his overall time.
*Edit: Confirmed Top Speed was 176.63mph.
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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Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS Review
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch and
Switchcars.com to test out the baddest street Corvette ever, the Pratt &
Miller Corvette C6RS. For more information about the C6RS, visit