According to the blog of Corvette’s Chief Engineer, Tadge J Juechter, the ZR1 is the latest car to claim the headlines with a full Nordschleife lap of 7:26.4. That is almost three seconds faster than the much hyped Nissan GT-R (7:29). Not only that, it is also quicker than Porsche’s latest GT2 (7:32). Pretty darn impressive really. [Insert joke about American cars not handling here.]
Interestingly Juechter’s blog states, “despite posting one of the fastest times ever run by a production car, NÃ¼rburgring 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.”
There should be some video of this lap on the next within the next week or so. In the meantime check out the short clip from the Aremberg corner on bridgetogantry.com.