ZR1 Reportedly Sets Willow Springs Lap Record

Motor Trend’s resident hot shoe, Randy Pobst, has allegedly taken down the Willow Springs lap record in the 750 hp Corvette ZR1.

That’s according to a post over at Corvette Forum citing a photo posted by Pobst with some in-car track timing information, so a measure of skepticism may be healthy. If true, though, the rumor would mean that the ZR1 is faster than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

That’s a big deal.

I know that there are so many 911s on the road that it’s hard for them to feel special, but the range runs from cars that compete with a Nissan to the fastest car around the Nurburgring (until literally today), and the GT2 RS is the one that set the ‘Ring record.

According to the report, the ZR1 completed a Willow Springs lap in just 1:20.08 in Motor Trend testing, which makes it more than a second faster than the 911 time around the same track, as set by Pobst. Again, that’s a full second faster than the car that held the production car record until today. And it apparently did it in 100 degree heat.

We will, unfortunately, have to wait for when Motor Trend deigns to release its official lap times before we know for sure whether the rumours are true, but this is good news for Chevrolet’s hope of setting a sub-seven minute lap time at the Nurburgring, since the Porsche finished its lap in 6:47.35.

[via: GM Authority]

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