Jun 10, 2011

2012 Chevy Corvette ZR1 laps the Nurburgring in near-record time
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Automotive
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The latest Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 lapped the famous 12.9-mile, 154-turn Nurburgring course in 7 minutes 19.63 seconds, besting its previous time set in 2008 by more than six seconds. Driver/Corvette engineer Jim Mero and the car moved up to seventh on the unofficial list of production-car times on Wikipedia. Of the relatively common marques on the list, only Porsche‘s GT2 RS bests the Corvette ZR1 with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8.

While Mero — who also set the ZR1’s fast Nurburgring time in 2008 — might have found some time within himself, it is obvious that most, if not all of the improved performance comes from the new, optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. Street-legal but essentially made for competition — or at least serious on-track driving — the Michelin Cup rubber works best in dry, warm conditions.

 

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