ZR1 Laps Laguna Seca! - 2009 Best Driver's Car Competition

Ride along for a hot lap at Laguna Seca in Chevrolet's stunning Corvette ZR1, as part of Motor Trend's 2009 Best Driver's Car competition. Visit motortrend.com on Wednesday, August 19 for full event coverage and to find out who wins the title of Best Driver's Car for 2009.

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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: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1011_2011_chevrolet_corvette_zr1 _2010_porsche_911_turbo_comparison/index.html Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Duane Sempson Edited by: Mike Suggett





► 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.





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2009 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car Competition - Overview
Find out which car Motor Trend named the best driver's car of 2009. Editor At Large Arthur St. Antoine takes us through the competition and explains how we picked our winner.




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