2009 Corvette ZR1 laps Nurburgring in 7:26.4, beats Nissan’s GT-R

Corvette”s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter previously stated that the full production model will be capable of lapping the Nurburgring in “Seven minutes, twenty-something seconds.” Well earlier this morning, beating the Nissan GT-R’s 7:29 lap, the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 lapped the Nurburgring in a time of 7:26.4.

GM development engineer Jim Mero, drove the ZR1 this morning bringing in the outstanding lap time. GMNext says the Corvette ZR1 driven by Mero was all stock besides the safety and communication equipment. Other than that the car was exactly the same as the cars that will enter production in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

GM announced the pricing of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 last week at $103,300. The LS9 supercharged 6.2L V8 engine produces 638-hp and 604 lb-ft of torque, giving it the ability to go from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 205mph.

An in-car video will be available during the week of July7th. We’ll post it once we get it.

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Source: GMNext