• Jul 10, 2008
Click above to see the Corvette ZR1 lapping the 'Ring.

Alrighty folks. Here it is. The General has released the in-car footage of the Corvette ZR-1 lapping the Nurburgring in 7:26.4, hitting 180 mph at one point on the 12.9-mile course and beating out the Z06's time, set in 2005 by Jan Magnussen by almost 17 seconds. Jim Mero is behind the wheel and just as a reminder; the lap was done on the same Michelin Pilot Sport 2s as the production model, and retains the same ride height, engine calibrations and emissions equipment, along with running pump gas.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Just a minor over-rev at 2:55
      • 6 Years Ago
      Happy ? GTR fanboys There's ur video... have fun watching it. ( im not even going to watch it cause there's no point. )

      i like both cars the ZR1 & the GTR. but i got to go with the best... that would be the ZR1

      P.s. im not a fanboy i just pick the best and go with it.
      the only Automaker i even realy hate is Ford..
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agree with LS.

        The ACR is a better matchup for the VSpec. Maybe Chevy should do a "LeMans" edition of something, and put C6R like downforce and D.O.T R-comps on the ZR1.

        If GTR2 (the game, not car) is remotely realistic, then a C6R can do a 6:40 lap.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Although the prices aren't equivalent between ZR1 and base GT-R, I don't think matching the ZR1 to the V-Spec makes sense.

        The V-Spec likely will come by with carbon brakes, racing seats, no rear seats and reduced or no sound deadening and such. Basically, it'll be a real race-spec car. Which makes it not really equivalent to the ZR1 in what market it's going for.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Absolutely incredible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow that looks to violent and unsettling. There's no way I could drink my frappoccino in this car.

      • 6 Years Ago
      awesome video you can feel the high speeds
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this the same Jim Mero that raced the previous ZR1 race car at the 95 Le Mans 24 hour? I wonder why GM refer to him as a development engineer. He used to be their test driver during the c6 z06 development.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like how I know the track so well even though I never went to Germany, its a different experience watching the video if you know what corner its hitting next..... gotta love forza.

      As for the ZR1 simply amazing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      at the one minute mark does he get airborne?!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, awesome car and as many of you noticed, a very talented driver. He is basically racing Nascar speeds in a ZR1 Vette, I love driving, but doubt I would want to do that, the slightest curve at 180 MPH was scary. Impressive as the acceleration to me was how fast it slowed back down. Just awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Overall I am not a big Vette fan, but you can't deny that this is an insane car that deserves loads of respect.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. And at 100K, it's still one of the best sports car deals on the planet.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeap and the driver was amazing. Wish Chevy would up the production on these a bit. Can't wait to see the V-spec in action.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweet car! Would love to see USA's Top Gear take these cars head to head (along w/some other sweet sports cars). And at a cool track like Laguna Seca or something. =)
      • 6 Years Ago
      With all the factors that affect times on any track, let alone "the ring" its not possible to do anythign put group the cars into classes...

      These cars are in the "so-crazy-fast-you-are-never-going-to-ever-use-it" class....

      Besides the occasional "i am faster than you", highway jaunt or 0-60 spurt, most owners of the GTR, ZR1, or any crazy fast car for that matter will never need/use the power they have...its sad really...

      Lets hope they do some type of M5Board.com sweden airstrip race with supercars here in the states...I would take a trip to watch...
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