Since I've been getting up the noses of Corvette fanboys in the recent past I thought I'd do the decent thing and indulge them some more by making this. Comment at will, it never gets old laughing at you lot.
NOTE TO CORVETTE FANS (NOT FANBOYS): This video isn't meant for you. There's no harm in liking the Corvette, this is for the clinically obsessed who see them as the absolute be all and end all of perfection and will not concede or accept any fair or valid point against the car.
Made using Final Cut Express, Mac OSX.
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2012 Corvette ZR1 Takes on Nurburgring
New 2012 models eclipse previous-best lap times at Germany's famed testing ground
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 2012 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 12.9 miles (20.8 km) 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.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" -- the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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Corvette Z06 car review - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy Clarkson 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. Go to http://www.youtube.com/TopGear to see a full list of all high quality videos available on the Top Gear YouTube channel and don't forget to visit http://www.topgear.com for all the latest news and car reviews.
Corvette DRIFT FAIL
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after leaving the carlsbad cars and coffee a corvette fails and nearly crashes
i found this one on a forum post by the owner
I think I might need new rubber on my rears but need to inspect closer. I have about 22k on my GS-D3's, and I got a little fish-tailed leaving today.
However I pulled over to look at my tires and saw a bunch of that nasty thick parking lot oil caked around part of my rears. So during the meet I must have parked in a spot with a lot of that greasy grime on the ground. I'm guessing the 95 degree heat melted it and made it stick to my tires when I left. The second I hit 3000 RPM it was like I hit an oil slick.
Good enough excuse to start tire shopping though! Just wish the KDW's came in something bigger than a 295!"
2008 C6 Coupe 3LT/MZ6
- NPP w/ M2W
- Z06 Exhaust Manifolds, Cats, & Midpipes
- Vararam RAI/TBS
- LPE 160 Thermo
- Tuned by Ryne @ CMS
- 265/305 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Tires
- Crystal Red Metallic Powder-Coated Calipers
- GM Splash Guards
- Custom Black Lloyds Embroidered C6 Floor Mats
- Formula One Tint
- Venture Shield Clear Bra
- Lowered on Stock Bolts
2006 C6 Corvette Rear End Blows Up
ShockerRacing.com Member - Chrged2's 2006 C6 Corvette at Byron Dragway when his rear end blows up on him! Check out www.shockerracing.com for more details on this car.
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
ZR1 Drag Race King - Spanks GTR, 599, and GT2
Join us as we pit Chevy's all-new 638 horsepower Corvette ZR1 against the Nissan GTR, Ferrari 599 GTB, and Porsche GT2 in a no holds barred drag race.
Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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