► 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.
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.
Corvette Z06 vs Ferrari F360 & F430 Challenge
I was lucky enough to join the Ferrari Club of America at Lime Rock, and
got to enjoy some sights and sounds (they sound REALLY good) of the
Challenge cars. These guys were great drivers with some outstanding cars!
Thanks again, FCA!
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.
Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche GT3 RS
My father is not confident about my drive style which is normal because I'm
only 17 years old. I was faster
than the Porsche but I couldn't overtake him.
Sorry for the problems with the audio, I think that the audio was sometimes
too loud to record.
Circuit: Spa Francorchamps
Car; Ferrari 458 Speciale
Best Time: 2:47
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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!
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Idiot auf A6
Při předjíždění cisterny s benzínem (dodržují 80 takže žádný
závod)se zezadu přiřítil tenhle mistr,hrozně spěchu a pak měl čas
3km zdržovat. Ich habe auf A6 Gefahrgut LKW
übergehollt (ADR transport fährt 80,so kein Rennsteig),diese Meister hat
hinter mir mit Fernlicht gefliegen und nach dem überhollende vor mir
eingefahren und 3km hat mir blockiert.
GT-R vs Z06 vs GT500: 5-Figure Supercar Shootout!
Looking for a 500-horsepower supercar at a
five-figure super deal? Say hello to the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, 2011
Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and 2012 Nissan GT-R -- three everyday exotics
offering over-the-top performance at under $100K.
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Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Mike Suggett