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Corvette ZR1 at Nürburgring

On June 27, 2008 Corvette development engineer (nice work, if you can get it) Jim Mero drove a bone stock, including ordinary pump fuel and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires, Corvette ZR1 around the Nürburgring race track in 7 minutes and 26.4 seconds for an average speed of 104.2 MPH. Safety equipment, including a roll cage and competition seats, were added.

Nürburgring, or "the 'Ring", as it is known to race car fans worldwide, is a race track in Nürburg, Germany. The Nordschleife configuration, which was where the ZR1 was timed, is 12.93 miles (22.81 km.) long with 73 turns.

Video, courtesy of gmnext.com, is a real treat. Top speed is 179 MPH and 5,300 RPM. Shifts maxed at 6,500 RPM.


2009 Corvette ZR1 at Nürburgring 2009 Corvette ZR1 at Nürburgring
2009 Corvette ZR1 at Nürburgring 2009 Corvette ZR1 at Nürburgring
2009 Corvette ZR1 at Nürburgring 2009 Corvette ZR1 at Nürburgring
2009 Corvette ZR1 at Nürburgring
All Photographs Courtesy GM
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