Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Rumored to Run 7:08 Nurburgring Time


There are a lot of rumors regarding official Nurburgring lap times.

Last month, the world-famous track banned official lap times by imposing speed limits following a tragic accident in March during a VLN endurance race. Those speed limits were also imposed for automaker’s lapping activities, meaning record and official lap times were no longer possible. Now, rumor has it that Nurburgring is backtracking on the statement and could be eliminating those speed limits for automaker testing, which means there’s a possibility that official lap times will, well, become official again.

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Related to the rumors of official lap times returning, it is being reported that the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 had run a 7:08 on the track, putting it within a second of the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO on the unofficial leaderboard. Unfortunately, now that Nurburgring has put a ban on official lap times, the American automaker is keeping mum about the Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s lap time, which has been rumored for quite some time now. It’s likely we won’t hear anything from Chevrolet itself until, or if, Nurburgring lifts the imposed speed limits.

If the 7:08 lap time becomes official, that means the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is slower than just a few cars in this world: Radical SR8 LM, Radical SR8, Porsche 918 Spyder, Lamborghini Aventador SV and the Nissan GT-R NISMO (depending on the time).

[Sources: Road & Track, Autoweek]

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  • craigcole

    I’m not surprised. Even the “base” Corvette is terrifyingly fast. I can’t fathom the performance a Z06 can provide.

  • herandnow

    Who doubts the next Ford GT will be faster? Glad it has the Vette Z06 target in the window…

  • Erik

    The 2016 Viper ACR will kill the corvette, It always has in previous generations. For years the 2010 viper acr was the only american car with a top10 ring time (#6 i believe) And it still is the only american car in the top 10 until an official track time is released for the vette and we see where it places.

  • mary.peters13


  • Reckoning Day

    Jealous ?

  • Reckoning Day

    They aren’t the same car…Wait for the mid-engine Vette…