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 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!
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 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.