2012 Corvette ZR1 Takes on Nurburgring
The Chevrolet Corvette returns to the famed German track - the Nurburgring
- to test the 2012 ZR1 model. This year's test run eclipses the time set in
2008 by more than six seconds.
Nurburgring Lap Times: 2014 Camaro Z/28 Tops Published Times | Chevrolet
Watch as the 505-horsepower 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 battles the
famed German Nurburgring track in inclement weather. With an impressive lap
time of 7:37.47, that puts the Camaro ahead of the published
times for the Porsche 911, Carrera S, and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.
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2012 Corvette Z06 Laps the Nurburgring
Corvette engineer, Jim Mero, records a lap of 7:22.68 in the 2012 Corvette
Z06 with the Z07 chassis package at Germany's Nurburgring -- 20 seconds
better than the previous Z06 fast lap recorded in 2005.
Fastest motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring. 7m10s BTG Yamaha YZF R1.
For the full story behind bike and rider, click here:
This BTG lap time would convert to about 7m28s full, or 7m23-24s for
'industry' or sportauto comparisons. Bike is 100% road-legal and ridden
most nights at the 'ring
What does BTG mean?:
ChaseCam: Nurburgring Production car record Radical SR8
Produced for EVO magazine. Enjoy a lap of the famous Ring in 6.48 driven by
Michael Vergers filmed using a ChaseCam solid state digital recorder
combined with Dashware to convert the datalogger information into graphics
on screen. In this case we customised the graphic package to include the
Radical brand and our own ChaseCam brand, offering publishing houses and
production companies the ability to commercialise onboard video and at the
same time making it more engaging to watch. Dashware is fully customisable
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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
► 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.