Superior Chevrolet Corvette At Road America
In this video, the Superior Chevrolet C6 Corvette races in the SCCA
Run-Offs in the Touring 1 class at Road America on September 26, 2009. Get
ready for some high-speed wheel-to-wheel, bumper-to-bumper racing. Watch
as the Superior Chevrolet Corvette hits speeds of nearly 160 mph on the
straights at Road America! Don't forget to visit Superior Chevrolet's
Corvette Headquarters at http://www.chevyusa.com.
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 Driver vs Computer Stability Control Track Test
Is a good driver faster around a
track in a Corvette Z06 using sheer talent or with the help of the
computer's "Competitive Mode"? Road and Track says Competitive Mode, even
for their hired gun test driver.
Rather than bench race, we decided to find out for ourselves.
Thanks to Jack Farr of Motorsport Ranch (motorsportranch.com) for use of
his racetrack to do this testing.
Corvette C6 Z06 and Mustang Boss 302S (almost) racing!
Corvette C6 Z06 and Mustang
Boss 302S Race Car Having Fun! At the start there is a Lotus 7 between me
and John in his Boss 302S, Fords purpose built race Mustang. First lap warmed up the
tires and dropped the Lotus. The Z06 has HP and weight advantage but
handicapped with one year old Hoosier R6 tires. The Boss has size, weight
and HP penalty but has the advantage of being a fully caged race car and
fresh R6 tires. Very closely matched! I didn't drive the Vette at full
speed down the long front straight so we would stay together as the Z06
will have a higher top speed.
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.
Road America Line Tutorial for Corvette World Tribute event
http://www.deltavee.net The Corvette World Tribute event is August 19 --
21, 2011 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.
Private coaching and race engineering services available (chassis set up,
shock tuning...), visit http://www.separationofcontrols.com to inquire.
Driver: Rob Schermerhorn of http://www.deltavee.net