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Aussie V8 roaring back to the Ring

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 Posted in 24 hour race, Australia, GM | 2 Comments »

The awesome sound of a race-prepped Aussie V8 will be heard through the Eifel region once again, with the Mal Rose Racing V8 Commodore returning for the 2009 Nürburgring 24 hour race. With a fully rebuilt 6.0 litre VY Commodore ...

Pontiac G8 GXP sets Nürburgring lap time

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 Posted in Australia, GM, Lap times, Manufacturer testing | 1 Comment »

A Holden Commodore SS, or more correctly, a Pontiac G8 GXP has been spotted testing at the Ring. The Aussie derived saloon, sporting Victorian number plates, has set a lap time of 8 minutes 30 seconds. The time was set ...

Corvette ZR-1 takes 4 seconds off Nürburgring lap time

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 Posted in GM, Lap times | 1 Comment »

Claims of near record setting lap times by the Corvette ZR-1 have recently surfaced, with claims the ZR-1 has just posted a best Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 7:22.4. Previously, the ZR-1 lapped the Ring in 7:26.4 with Jim Mero ...

Time attack duel: Dodge Viper ACR v Corvette ZR1

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 Posted in Dodge, GM, Lap times, Video | No Comments »

Now that you're read about the Dodge Viper ACR, and seen the Corvette ZR1 lap, check them out one above the other in YouTube glory. There's a bit of scrolling text to go through from the clip's maker, but eventually ...

Audi expects R8 V10 to trump GT-R and ZR1 lap times

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 Posted in Audi, GM, Lap times, Nissan | No Comments »

It seems as though Audi is the first German manufacturer to set its sights on reclaiming bragging rights at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Following the much hyped times of the Nissan GT-R (7:29) and the Corvette ZR1 (7:26) Audi reckons their ...

Corvette ZR1 7:26 Nürburgring Nordschleife video

Saturday, July 12th, 2008 Posted in GM, Lap times, Track guides, Video | 5 Comments »

General Motors have just released their footage of the Corvette ZR1 lapping the Nürburgring in 7:26.4—that's fast! How fast? Well, top speed is 179mph (288km/h) under the bridge into Tiergarten. Perhaps more impressive is topping 170mph (273km/h) into Schwedenkreuz. The ...

Corvette ZR1 latest to claim Nürburgring headlines

Saturday, June 28th, 2008 Posted in GM, Lap times, Manufacturer testing | 1 Comment »

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 ...