The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has officially completed its Nurburgring lap and a time will be published soon.
In a weekly question and answer post on a Corvette forum, Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter confirmed that Chevy recently made a continuous lap of the Nurburgring and is currently putting together the press release and will have the lap time and video out shortly. Although Juechter didn’t reveal the official lap time, he did say “I can tell you we were more than satisfied with the results.”
Chevrolet has attempted twice to put together an official lap on the Nurburgring but was deterred in previous attempts – once due to weather and another after an oil spill occurred on the track from another car, resulting in an accident. Earlier this year, Chevy denied that the Z06 had turned in a Nurburgring lap time of 6:59.
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Corvette enthusiasts estimate that the 2016 Corvette Z06 Nurburgring lap time will be between 7:06.43 and 7:08.13. The time for the company to beat is the 2012 lap from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 that stopped the clock at 7:19.64.
The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
[Source: Corvette Blogger]
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