I thought the expectation was somewhere between 7:35 and 7:40. So either the ZR1 beat all track records by 5-6 minutes or Edmunds has an error:
According to our shooters on the ground, the Corvette ZR1 was turning in lap times in the low 1:40s, a pace that puts it right up there with the world's fastest supercars. And given the damp conditions and rough, hand-timed numbers, you can expect to see even quicker official lap times when Chevrolet goes public with its Nürburgring data.
... or Ron Fellows.Looks good... rock solid over those bumps. Now get Jan behind the wheel.
the Corvette ZR1 was turning in lap times in the low 1:40s
So if 7:38 is questionable, what's 7:25??? The new SpecV is also 200 - 330 lbs lighter, according to rumorsites:The 7:38 lap time for the GTR is a highly questionable one.
Problem is, they're all pointing to the same rumour. A lot of links to a single rumour doesn't a fact make.So if 7:38 is questionable, what's 7:25??? The new SpecV is also 200 - 330 lbs lighter, according to rumorsites:
And they'll have professional drivers do the laps. The video said the times were done by the engineers who may be fine drivers but won't pull every bit of the car out on the track like a pro will.The disputes over the GT-R's 7:38 are played-out and weak. It was backed up with a complete, unedited in-car video. Can't say that about any laptime claimed by any GM car with 'Ring "breeding." Heck, there was a 7:37.x lap by the GT-R but not promoted by Nissan (presumably since it wasn't a production-representative configuration).
The ZR1 will no doubt be faster than the "low 7:40s" that are being reported for it now. Conditions are pretty damp, and GM is bound to tweak a few things to dial it in.