► 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.
2015 Corvette Z06: Track Tested
The heart of the 2015 Corvette Z06 is the all-new LT4 6.2L supercharged V-8
engine, expected to deliver an estimated 625 horsepower (466 kW) and 635
lb-ft of torque (861 Nm). To balance performance and efficiency, the LT4
leverages the same trio of advanced technologies introduced on the Corvette
Stingray: Direct injection, Active Fuel Management, or cylinder
deactivation, and continuously variable valve timing.
These technologies -- combined with the fuel-efficient multi-speed
transmissions, aerodynamic design and lightweight construction -- help make
the new Z06 surprisingly fuel efficient.
To maintain the Z06's mass and performance targets, the LT4 engine was
designed with a more-efficient, more-compact Supercharger. Even with its integrated Supercharger/Intercooler assembly mounted in the
valley between the cylinder heads, the engine is only about one inch (25
mm) taller than the Corvette Stingray's LT1 engine -- while delivering
nearly 37 percent more horsepower and 40 percent
The new 1.7L Eaton R1740 TVS Supercharger spins at up to 20,000 rpm -- 5,000
rpm more than the Supercharger on the
Corvette ZR1's LS9. The rotors are shorter in length, too, which
contributes to their higher-rpm capability -- and enables them to get up to
speed quicker, producing power-enhancing Boost earlier in the rpm band. That Boost is achieved more efficiently, thanks to
a new, more direct discharge port that creates less turbulence, reducing
heat and speeding airflow into the engine.
The supercharged LT4 is offered with a standard seven-speed manual
transmission with Active Rev Match, or an all-new 8L90 eight-speed
paddle-shift automatic transmission designed to enhance both performance
To deliver the levels of grip needed for the Z06's performance targets, the
Z06 was fitted with larger Michelin tires (Pilot Super Sport tires for the
Z06; Sport Cup 2 tires with the Z07 package). The P285/30ZR19 front tires
are 1.5 inches wider than the tires on the Stingray, while the 335/25ZR20
rear tires are two inches wider.
To cover the wider tire tread, the fenders of the Z06 were extended by 2.2
inches (56 mm) at the front, and 3.15 inches (80 mm) at the rear. These
extensions give the Corvette Z06 a wider, lower appearance further
emphasized by a unique rear fascia. It incorporates the same taillamp
assemblies as the Stingray, but on the Z06 the taillamps are pushed
approximately three inches farther apart, toward to edges of the body.
BEST of Corvette SOUNDS! - C5, C6, C6 Z06, C7 Stingray & More!
This video is a 'best of' compilation of many different Corvette cars I
have recorded in the past years. It contains new & old video footage. The
video shows heavily the insane sound of the cars from many points of the
track doing crazy downshifts, brutal accelerations and more!
1st Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/GUMBAL
2nd Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/GUMBALTV
3rd Channel: http://www.YouTube.com/CarChannelClassic
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More videos coming up!
+270km/h Porsche 997 GT3RS Race vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia vs 360 CS
I went for a ride in a friend's brand new Porsche 997 GT3RS mk2 at the
Imola racetrack. The vid shows first 1 whole lap with the car and then some
scenes showing other supercars overtaking us at a pretty high speed! Some
other cars you are going to see in the vid are the Ferrari 430 Scuderia,
360 Challenge Stradale (with X-Ost Exhaust), Porsche 997 GT3 mk1, RS mk1, GT2,
Marchettino Facebook page:
Music: Bryan Boiko - Namaste
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.
Katech Z06 Corvette at Nurburgring
After getting my suspension rebuilt and set up for the Nurburgring, I took
it for a test drive.
Its a buissy weekend in May 2012 and i was not going for any lap time, just
feeling out the car and have some fun. 1km before the finnish there is an
accident who result in a slow last section of the lap.
Pictures of the car:
Audi R8 V10 vs Chevrolet Corvette Z06 x 3 races
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GTBOARDcom/168786713494 Audi R8 V10 vs
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 x 3 races
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