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June 9, 2011 @ 07:59 PM
The Main Event

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To all the haters,

7:19.63

Sincerely,
Team Corvette



An absolutely stunning lap, Mero has balls made of titanium or some shit. Amazing what a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cups can do, with a PTM tweak and slightly lighter wheels.

Top Production Lap Times (Wikipedia)
6:48 Radical SR8 LM- Michael Vergers
6:55 Radical SR8- Michael Vergers
7:11.5 Gumpert Apollo Speed- Florian Gruber
7:14.89 Donkervoort D8 RS- Michael D
June 9, 2011 @ 08:17 PM
thephreak

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It will be interesting to see what rivals like the Nissan GTR, the 911 and the future Dodge Viper respond with.


maybe put on some zero pressure tires as well?

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June 9, 2011 @ 08:25 PM
The Main Event

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^ The Viper ACR and GT2RS laps were on the Sport Cups as well (they were not added to the ZR1 until the 2012 MY), I'd be interested to see how they would affect a 4WD car such as the GTR though.
June 9, 2011 @ 09:27 PM
thephreak

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i dont think there are zero's that fit the GTR. but we'll see what Nissan does with the Spec V. im loving the rivalry between porche-nissan-chevrolet on the ring

and i'm pretty sure the 599 GTO did the ring in under seven minutes, but nobody ever talks about that.

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June 9, 2011 @ 10:15 PM
Norrin Radd

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coolcool

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June 9, 2011 @ 10:37 PM
The Main Event

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i dont think there are zero's that fit the GTR. but we'll see what Nissan does with the Spec V. im loving the rivalry between porche-nissan-chevrolet on the ring

and i'm pretty sure the 599 GTO did the ring in under seven minutes, but nobody ever talks about that.


Yeah the rivalry between the 3 really is great to watch, it's a shame that most of the other major marques don't seem to be too interested in participating.

Also you're referring to the 599XX developmental racecar, which ran a 6:58.16, not the 599GTO street car. Pagani ran its Zonda R track car at the 'ring as well and managed a 6:47.5. The all time lap record of 6:11.13 was set in 1983 in a Porsche 956 with driver Stefan Bellof at the wheel (on a slightly longer version of the circuit mind you), a man whose driving style would make even Jim Mero seem relatively sane in comparison. He was killed about 2 years later in a racing accident while driving a 956.

Could you imagine a lap being a run a full minute faster than even the Apollo Speed's time? Sadly I don't believe there is any video of that insane run taking place.
June 9, 2011 @ 11:17 PM
cto424

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damn 180 mph...i can only imagine
June 9, 2011 @ 11:53 PM
╒rozzy

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That man has deadly skills, his tires were on the edge of the track after each corner, great car control and driving line definitely.
Sports car standards just keep going up and up. Porsche, Nissan, and Chevy going at it with record times at Nurburgring. I love it lol

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June 10, 2011 @ 12:08 AM
Reginald Fairfield

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either way its amazing what the GTR can accomplish with the sheer weight of that tank of a coupe, it's mind boggling.
June 10, 2011 @ 08:28 AM
The Main Event

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That man has deadly skills, his tires were on the edge of the track after each corner, great car control and driving line definitely.
Sports car standards just keep going up and up. Porsche, Nissan, and Chevy going at it with record times at Nurburgring. I love it lol


Pretty cool when your test driver is also the car's chassis engineer and a former racecar driver. I wonder if the Corvette Racing drivers could push any harder? I mean they are spectacular drivers, but in all honesty I don't see much room for improvement in that lap. Mero was nothing short of phenomenal, but I guess that happens when you've reportedly run 1200 laps at the 'ring suprised
June 10, 2011 @ 09:02 PM
╒rozzy

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Pretty cool when your test driver is also the car's chassis engineer and a former racecar driver. I wonder if the Corvette Racing drivers could push any harder? I mean they are spectacular drivers, but in all honesty I don't see much room for improvement in that lap. Mero was nothing short of phenomenal, but I guess that happens when you've reportedly run 1200 laps at the 'ring suprised

That's insane and something I would love to brag about. lol

What really amazes me is how calm he is. His throttle control is so smooth when he exits the corner.
Most people would be tail happy after each apex with the ZR1.

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June 10, 2011 @ 09:54 PM
The Main Event

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That's insane and something I would love to brag about. lol

What really amazes me is how calm he is. His throttle control is so smooth when he exits the corner.
Most people would be tail happy after each apex with the ZR1.


Yeah he is very smooth with his driving line and control. It's funny because people assume that more "eventful" are faster, but it's the "boring" laps that are typically faster. The ZR1's PTM system is top notch and while though the press has seemingly ignored it in comparison to ferrari's traction control system.
June 10, 2011 @ 10:51 PM
Wash Pahpin

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Drive on this track on the daily in GT5 this isn't the new vette motor they were talking about right? The smaller v8 with higher revs?

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June 11, 2011 @ 01:25 PM
The Main Event

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Drive on this track on the daily in GT5 this isn't the new vette motor they were talking about right? The smaller v8 with higher revs?


Nah this is the LS9 that has been in the ZR1 since it came back into production, basically a supercharged LS3. There is supposed to be a smaller V8 in the C7 but I can't say there is much info about it, other than that it may be related to the 5.5L V8 powering the current C6R GT2 cars.
June 11, 2011 @ 05:49 PM
Canvas08

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Team Porsche we still da bess mayne

zr1 is one hell of a car though.

rumor is the mp4-12c beats it. we shall see when they publish a time.
June 14, 2011 @ 06:18 PM
lvlife

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its a shame that they still look like a chevy...
June 14, 2011 @ 10:29 PM
Norrin Radd

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its a shame that they still look like a chevy...


because it is?

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June 15, 2011 @ 10:49 PM
╒rozzy

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its a shame that they still look like a chevy...

I actually think the Corvette is one the nicest looking sport cars... Hell even a regular C6 breaks some necks.

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June 16, 2011 @ 12:46 AM
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cool for America

the rest of the world says we can't go around corners but we can and only for about $100,000

in your face world, top that cool
June 16, 2011 @ 10:15 PM
kmz

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I actually think the Corvette is one the nicest looking sport cars... Hell even a regular C6 breaks some necks.


that's what i used to think when i lived in SJ. now im in LA & no1 gives a shit about em
also, www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzPv9lUXpoI&t=0m17s
July 30, 2011 @ 10:38 PM
wolfstrice09

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damn 180 mph...i can only imagine


haha did it the other day on my Gixxer...
July 31, 2011 @ 01:46 PM
rocka

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that's what i used to think when i lived in SJ. now im in LA & no1 gives a shit about em
also, www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzPv9lUXpoI&t=0m17s


Jeremy is full of shit when it comes to Corvettes. Always talking crap about them but as soon as he gets behind the wheel he loves them.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aU09WT5rXg
5:40
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4CPBfpnye0
typical american problems but it's a good car
August 3, 2011 @ 12:18 AM
╒rozzy

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Jeremy Clarkson arguments are always so pretentious. I never care for what he actually thinks of cars.
Still love Top Gear though

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August 3, 2011 @ 01:24 AM
Udon

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too much NASCAR

needs more jdm dis jdm dat
August 3, 2011 @ 04:30 PM
Truetalk

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Near the top of the list on my cars to own during my lifetime.
August 3, 2011 @ 11:11 PM
Canvas08

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top gear is just for entertainment only. all 3 hosts suck at driving so i don't care about their opinion.

chris harris from evo > all

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