Car And Driver Tests ‘Ring Time Of Corvette ZR1

Written by tonks on October 14, 2008

Car and Driver tested the brand new Chevy Corvette ZR1 and was able to record outstanding numbers. Naturally the ZR1 entered the ‘Ring to compete against the times set up by the Porsche GT2, Nissan GT-R, and Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR. The test results proved that the new Corvette was more then able to keep up with them and create their own impressive time.

Car and Driver was able to record the lap around the ‘Ring using top of the line technical testing gear that they strapped on to the ZR1. It was able to use its 638 horsepower supercharged engine to rev from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds and worked its way from 0-100 in 7.6 seconds.

It was able to run the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds with a speed of 128 mph. These numbers are not yet verified. Chevy claims that the time was 11.3 seconds and they were not able to completely record the top speed because the team “ran out of room”. They claim though that it is 205 mph.

The Corvette set a new Car and Driver record when it braked from 70 mph in only 142 feet. It may not have been the best time – but it is still impressive none the less.

(Porsche GT2 – 7:32, Nissan GT-R – 7:29, and the Dodge Viper ACR – 7:22)


Posted Under: Chevrolet,Corvette,Supercars

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