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.
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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Two GT3:s on Nürburgring chased by a Corvette C5 Z06, 7 min 48 s BTG
This was meant to be a cooling down lap, since I had an overheated
transmission, but I couldn't resist to chase these two red Porsche GT3:s
around the Nordschleife.
The lap was done in 7 min 48 sec BTG.
New improved lap time here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlLtKhG3sOE
Corvette Z06 Invasion @ Nürburgring! Loud Flybys and Accelerations! 1080p HD!
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Sunday the 6th of October I went to the Nürburgring and captured a couple
of awesome Corvette Z06s doing epic flybys and fast accelerations on track.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife held an event called 'Green Hell Driving
Days' and got a lot of attention from visitors. These Corvettes (6 Z06s and
one C6) all where a little bit modified. Different rims, Exhausts and bumpers. Which one do you think has
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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.
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.
► 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.
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
2012 Corvette Z06 Laps the Nurburgring
Corvette engineer, Jim Mero, records a lap of 7:22.68 in the 2012 Corvette
Z06 with the Z07 chassis package at Germany's Nurburgring -- 20 seconds
better than the previous Z06 fast lap recorded in 2005.