From a different board: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showpost.php?p=1551409122&postcount=12 From Dave's mouth to my note pad: After a long discussion on all the various times of different (Non-Corvette) cars around the ring, using 8:00 as the benchmark for "world class" performance Dave announced: A 2005 C6 turned the 'Ring in 7:59! (yes 7:59, NOT 7:56!!) A 2004 C5 ZO6 did it in the already known 7:56 and the 2006 ZO6, driven by Jan Magnusson drove it in........ 7:43 Dave said this time was already available on the net so it was not part of the August embargo. Also it was NOT the Blue Devil. Let the Bench Racing begin! Crash //****** "Dave" in this case is Dave Hill, Chief Corvette/XLR Engineer. I'm impressed with the time, considering it was done on the 'Vette's less-than-optimal second-generation runflat tires. Still, given its superior torque-to-weight ratio compared to the Porsche CGT, my bench-racing mind says it should have gone faster. The real question is, though, do the steering and gearbox still suck? Please let GM have fixed these two points, for the love of God.