The Corvette ZR1 is $103,000 and it proved its worth when it recorded its fastest times ever while on the Nurburgring race track. The 640 horsepower stock production car recorded 7 minutes and 26.4 seconds. GM is proud to announce that they beat out the 2009 Nissan GT-R official time of 7 minutes and 29.3 seconds. Theyâ€™re going to hear about that for awhile!
Tadge J. Juechter is the Chief Engineer for Corvette said that the ZR1 was tested (except for the safety and communications equipment). The tires equipped on the car were the Michelin Pilot Sport 2 that were created especially for the ZR1. The chassis alignment and the vehicle height were set to the factory specs.
Juechter went on to say that the engine calibrations were absolutely stock, emissions compliant and the car ran on pump (not racing) fuel. In other words, it was the same vehicle as the ones that will roll off the production line in Bowling Green, Kentucky and sold around later this summer.