With the big debut of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, enthusiasts are asking, “Where’s the Nurburgring lap time?”
Unfortunately, there’s going to be a bit of a wait before the American automaker announces it. According to , Chevrolet doesn’t plan on making an attempt until sometime after the sports car goes on sale next spring, but it does hope to break the seven-minute barrier. The delay is due to the fact that automakers are only allowed to test on certain dry days of the season and Chevrolet only had one slot this year, which went to the Camaro ZL1 LE since it was further along in development than the Corvette ZR1.
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Chevrolet chief engineer Tadge Juechter told that a record run isn’t a priority for the ZR1, but an attempt will eventually be made to see just how quick it is around the world-famous track that’s become a benchmark for supercars. The previous Corvette ZR1 turned in a lap time of 7:19.63, so if the new model does it in under seven minutes, it will be at least 20 seconds quicker.
With more power under the hood and more advanced aerodynamics, it’s feasible for the ZR1 to go faster than seven minutes. It would also make it the quickest American car around the Nurburgring, dethroning the Dodge Viper ACR.
[Source: Road & Track]