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.
2009 ZR1 engine rev
Bloomington Gold Corvette Car show 2008...the 2009 Corvette ZR1 was just tested to be the fastest car in production. When tested at a track in Germany it beat the previous world record lap time recently held by the 911 turbo GT3 by 20 seconds. I was told all this by the main engineer of the ZR1 project, the one revving the engine.
ZR1 vs GT-R at the Nurburgring Sync at 00:00:00
Here is a video combining the GT-R (7:29) run with the ZR1 run (7:26) at the 'Ring.
Both GT-R and ZR1 runs are using the original videos in their original timeline (no time stretching). Both times are off with respect to each other. So I added a timer using Sony Vegas' timecode Video Event FX in its default settings.
The 2 videos were sync'ed at the point immediately before the 00:00:00 started to tick. It's also at this point where the Sony Vegas timecode was started. Actually, at this starting time, the ZR1 is already ahead (slight head-start). I could have used the landmarks to sync but I decided to trust the timings done by both GM and Nissan.
The Nissan timer is closer to the Sony Vegas timer (both end points). The GM timer seems to get an accumulated delay of a little more than 1 second. For example, when the ZR1 finished at 7:26.4, the Nissan timer was at 7:27.58 and the Sony Vegas timer was at 7:27.580. When GT-R finished at 7:29.03, Vegas timer was at 7:29.015. The best way to confirm which of these 3 timers is correct is to use your own stopwatch as this YouTube clip is played.
I would need to create another comparison video where I will stretch the ZR1 timeline so that it is in sync with the GT-R timer at both 00:00:00 and 7:26.4.
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Top Speed Shootout! - ZR1 vs GT-R vs GT2 vs 599
It's a War of the Worlds, as we gather four of the greatest supercars from around the globe to compete in our Top Speed challenge...
From the USA, the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
From Japan, the 2009 Nissan GT-R
From Germany, the 2008 Porsche GT2
From Italy, the Ferrari 599 GTB
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Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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