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.
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".
Corvette ZR1 Nurburgring 7:26.4
Corvette ZR1 is the fastest production car to lap Nurburgring
For more information on ZR1 and other Corvettes please visit the site.
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!
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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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 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.
BEST of Accelerations Nurburgring: Launch Controls, Accelerations, Wheelspins!
It's the last day of 2014! To celebrate it I've made a compilation of the
best supercar accelerations of the world's most EPIC Gas Station in the
world: located near the Nürburgring, Nordschleife!
Enjoy this video and thanks for watching!
Corvette Z06 0-190 MPH
Its a 2006 Corvette Z06 on a air base going 0-190. Not me driving, wasnt
there. from motor trend.