The Nissan GT-R's 7:29 lap record
won't stand for long if Chevrolet
has anything to say about it. Speaking with InsideLine, Corvette
Chief Engineer, Tadge Jeuchter, says that the ZR1, "will be able to take the production-car track record at any racetrack," and that although Chevy
doesn't have a production version of the uber-Vette at the Nurburgring
yet, they're expecting a lap time of "seven minutes, twenty-something seconds." That sounds like smack-talk to us. But while the ZR1 might have the potential to best the GT-R's 'Ring time, the 550-600 hp elephant in the room is the forthcoming GT-R V-Spec
, which is already putting down (roughly-timed) laps around the North Loop in the 7:25 realm
. Let the battle begin. We're making popcorn now.