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MT: Did The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Lap The ‘Ring In Just 6:59.13?


Well, we now have rumors of a new Nürburgring lap time that if accurate makes the Mustang seem downright pedestrian. According to the guys at the HorsepowerKings, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has just set a Nürburgring lap time of 6:59.13 using its 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06! Yes, we’re talking less than seven minutes here. The car was said to be fitted with the available Z07 performance package and eight-speed automatic transmission.
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Are HorsepowerKings the same people who lied about Ford's V8, and the Mustangs 'Ring time? 'Cause if so, BS about this..
Was just verifying that...yes they are.
 

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And here is the disclaim from GM

We contacted Chevrolet Spokesman Monte Doran and asked him about the alleged report. This is what he told Carscoops:

"Simply put, that number is not correct," said Doran. "We accumulated nearly 1,000 miles of testing on the Nurburgring with the Z06. However, as you know, there are very limited opportunities to get a lap on video at the ‘Ring. Both opportunities we had to record a lap on video were rained out. We have decided not to release a lap, as we don’t have the video to back up a time. When we get a chance to run a fast lap for video, we will publish an official time."


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Re: MT: Did The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Lap The ‘Ring In Just 6:59.13?

There were alll sorts of GM cars running the ring this past year including the Ute, non of them have the times out yet. We will see. expect updated Z/28 times
 

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Re: MT: Did The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Lap The ‘Ring In Just 6:59.13?

Video is removed on YouTube. For those with withdrawal symptoms, here is the fastest ever recorded lap on the Nordschleife (Derek Bell 1983).



Currently the weather conditions are more like this:

 

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I don't think there will ever be an official GM lap time. For one, the car does not have the top-end speed of the ZR1 nor Viper ACR for that matter. (Say nothing of the Nissan GTR, which holds the production lap time). The car's top speed is 184 mph.

Beyond this, the car falls flat on its face when engaging 5th gear at 130+ mph. Oil temps in warmer weather would be a real concern, too. Guys running the car in cooler weather on much slower tracks indicate excessive temps, let alone sustained speeds of 130+ mph at the Ring.
 

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Re: MT: Did The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Lap The ‘Ring In Just 6:59.13?

With the gentlemens agreement on the Ring, they do not make lap time claims unless they have video recording of it.

I fully expect the C7 Z06 to run a sub 7 minute lap time on the ring, it is certainly capable of running such a time. However it probably won't run lap after lap at that pace due to mentioned heat soak issues.
 

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Which car was it? ;)


Just a leisurely drive home.

The music in that video is so corny. It's almost as bad as every sweaty ignoramus putting anything German to Du Hast. Fun fact: it's the solo project of the lead guitarist of Rammstein.
 

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I don't think there will ever be an official GM lap time. For one, the car does not have the top-end speed of the ZR1 nor Viper ACR for that matter. (Say nothing of the Nissan GTR, which holds the production lap time). The car's top speed is 184 mph.

Beyond this, the car falls flat on its face when engaging 5th gear at 130+ mph. Oil temps in warmer weather would be a real concern, too. Guys running the car in cooler weather on much slower tracks indicate excessive temps, let alone sustained speeds of 130+ mph at the Ring.
Time will tell.
 

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Just a leisurely drive home.

The music in that video is so corny. It's almost as bad as every sweaty ignoramus putting anything German to Du Hast. Fun fact: it's the solo project of the lead guitarist of Rammstein.
Hot damn does that look fun! Like a snowboard down a mountain pass but on four wheels with 600 hp to boot!

Gotta love that ****!
 

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I don't think there will ever be an official GM lap time. For one, the car does not have the top-end speed of the ZR1 nor Viper ACR for that matter. (Say nothing of the Nissan GTR, which holds the production lap time). The car's top speed is 184 mph.

Beyond this, the car falls flat on its face when engaging 5th gear at 130+ mph. Oil temps in warmer weather would be a real concern, too. Guys running the car in cooler weather on much slower tracks indicate excessive temps, let alone sustained speeds of 130+ mph at the Ring.
Disagree. Lap times are about sustained speed more than top speed.
 

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Re: MT: Did The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Lap The ‘Ring In Just 6:59.13?

I'm impressed gm answered the question about lap time so quickly...with stating they got rained out on portions of the track and decided not to put together timed segments of the track to announce a lap time ...which other manufacturers have been rumored to do..
 

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Disagree. Lap times are about sustained speed more than top speed.
Well, the Nurburgring is a special case, which requires a good top-end on the long straights. The new Z will have a lot of time to make up as it falls behind the ZR1 at above 130, and very much behind at above 150. If I'm not mistaken, the ZR1 reached speeds of around 185 mph on the back straight. The 918 is probably pushing closer to 200.

If this time is close to accurate, I will have a new found respect for GM chassis engineering and development.
 

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I'm impressed gm answered the question about lap time so quickly...with stating they got rained out on portions of the track and decided not to put together timed segments of the track to announce a lap time ...which other manufacturers have been rumored to do..
Which manufacturers?
 
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