Archive for the ‘GM’ Category

Aussie V8 roaring back to the Ring

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 V8 Supercar at their disposal drivers Mal Rose, Peter Leemhuis and Tony Alford will be […]

Pontiac G8 GXP sets Nürburgring lap time

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 by a GM engineer, not a professional racing driver, and looking at a list of […]

Corvette ZR-1 takes 4 seconds off Nürburgring lap time

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 at the wheel. Now, Danish ace Jan Magnussen has dropped the time by some margin, […]

Time attack duel: Dodge Viper ACR v Corvette ZR1

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 you’ll see the Viper ACR laps in 7 minutes 22 seconds, with the ‘vette ZR1 […]

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

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 upcoming V10-powered R8 will be able to better the times set by these intercontinental upstarts. […]

Corvette ZR1 7:26 Nürburgring Nordschleife video

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 descent into Fuchsröhre reached 160mph (257km/h). The slowest speed on the lap was 41mph (66km/h) […]

Corvette ZR1 latest to claim Nürburgring headlines

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 […]