One lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife on the same day as the German Formula 1 Grand Prix was taking place. Part of the circuit was closed and there was a detour off the track. On top of the track the had built a temporary Grandstand.
I had som clutch problems, so I kept the shifting to a minimum.
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.
Tourist lap at Nürburgring Nordschleife, Corvette C5
I think this was my 6th or 7th lap.
I like this clip particularly beacuse it demonstrates what "the ring" is
all about. Take your everyday car, go to gröne hölle (the green hell),
drive a satisfying lap, get off, socialise at the parkinglot or wherever,
drive a few more laps and go home.
This was my first year at Nürburg so I consider myself novice.
I´d be glad to answer questions if you got any, and if I dont know the
answer (which propably will be the case ;) ) I´ll find somebody who does.
Best of luck!
/JD Malmo, Sweden.
Corvette C5 Z06 w/ Magnaflow exhaust!! Loud fly by sounds!
On the famous Nurburgring, I have recorded a modified Corvette C5 Z06 with
magnaflow Exhaust. As you can hear,
the Exhaust is very loud. This
Corvette has around the 475bhp. Some modifications are: FAST intake, LG
camshaft, performance air filter, Super MAXX headers, SPEC Super Twin
clutch, APR Performance wing and carbon front lip,
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Corvette Z06 on Nürburgring (passenger Sabine Schmitz)
A relaxed lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife with Sabine Schmitz as
instructor and passenger. This is the same day as the German F1 Grand Prix
took place on the adjacent GP track in July 2009. There is a grandstand on
the Nordschleife at T13 which is why there is a speed restriction (30
Unfortunately my car is so loud so I could hardly hear Sabine at all. The
BTG time is around 8:56 on this lap, but my record is 8:09. The objective
was to learn the proper "raceline" instead of the "touristenfahrt line".
Z06 with Hoosiers hangs with ZR1
09' Z06 hangs with 09' ZR1 on buttonwillow raceway's west loop including
lost hill and sweeper. also see "09 ZR1 now following 09 Z06"... ZR1 stock
with 2 passengers. Z06 stock with Hoosier rs6 tires and 2 passengers. was
about 80 degrees. averaged about 97 mph/lap. top speed between 125-135mph
in 3 parts of the track. both cars got about 6mpg on 100 octane race gas.
got about 80 laps on the 1.8 mile track.... give or take a few laps. no
problems. 1st track day with both cars. sorry for poor quality... will
improve camera mounting on future track days.
ZR1 Corvette Nurburgring
Part of a lap at the Nurburgring in my 1991 C4 ZR1, not very fast as it is
only my 4th lap, I eventually get fed up following the Porsche and try to
keep up with the BMW that goes past.
Corvette ZR1 Nurburgring 7:26.4
I know many people have been very interested in how fast the ZR1 would be
at the Ring...
Most car enthusiasts are quite familiar with the Nürburgring. Built in the
1920's near Cologne, Germany, "the Ring" is considered to be the toughest
and most challenging race track in the world.
Over the last two weeks, we have been doing our final tuning and testing
there before we start ZR1 production cars. This morning (Friday June 27),
General Motors development engineer Jim Mero drove the Corvette ZR1 around
the Nürburgring in a time of 7:26.4.
Jim commented after the lap that conditions were good except for a strong
headwind down the main straight and that the lap was solid, but he felt
there were a few places he could have gone faster.
The car was bone stock with the exception of the communications and safety
equipment. The tires were production Michelin Pilot Sport 2's. These
tires have been developed specifically for the ZR1 and will have impressive
wet traction and wear (tread wear rating = 220), in addition to excellent
dry road holding. Chassis alignment and vehicle height were set to factory
specs. Likewise, the engine calibrations were absolutely stock, emissions
compliant and the car ran on pump (not racing) fuel. The vehicle was
exactly like the cars that will be built in Bowling Green, Kentucky and
sold around the world later this summer.
Despite posting one of the fastest times ever run by a production car,
Nürburgring lap times were not an over-riding priority in the development
of the ZR1. The truth is, if the only priority was speed at the ring, the
car would not be very pleasant to drive on American roads. The ZR1 is an
incredibly capable track machine, but unlike most ultra-high performance
cars, it is very easy to live with on a daily basis.
The timed lap was run with a rolling start, a departure from our previous
practice of standing starts. This is more aligned with current industry
practice. The lap was electronically timed and confirmed with two
hand-held stopwatches. .
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!