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Corvette C6 Z06 Nurburgring Time

Discussion in 'American Muscle' started by r00t61, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. r00t61

    r00t61 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2004
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    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.
     
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  3. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

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    i agree with the gearbox and steering problems of the c6...if they can fix it, or if the z06 resolves the problems, then i am all over it....
     
  4. Mr Payne

    Mr Payne F1 Rookie

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    Please, you don't actually believe "torque to weight" actually means anything? We would have to know the shape of the torque curve of both vehicles to even bring torque into this conversation. The time is faster than virtually any other "car" that has been tested on the track. And cheaper than any other "car" within 10 seconds of it.
     
  5. alanhenson

    alanhenson Formula 3

    Dec 2, 2003
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    Beat me to it. 7:43 is mighty impressive.
     
  6. tpk

    tpk Rookie

    Jul 4, 2005
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    Keep in mind this was with OE runflat tires with a wear rating of 240 I believe.
    Carrera GT OE tires have a much lower wear rating.
     
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  8. JBsZ06

    JBsZ06 Formula Junior

    Dec 6, 2003
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    7.43 is a hell of a time.

    The c6 Z06 at 65 large is an amazing deal for reliability...Inexpensive upkeep and everyday usability.

    The performance is startling.

    I bet they sell a ton of these.

    Should be three years before they start to discount them.

    After I put a few more miles on my existing 465hp C5 Z06 I might just have to buy one of these new ones...
     
  9. Kulstad

    Kulstad Rookie

    Nov 11, 2003
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    What mods did the cars have (suspension, tyres)?

    Anyway Sportauto allready tested a stock Corvette C6 and the time was 8:15, 10 seconds slower than a 911CS.
     
  10. Mr Payne

    Mr Payne F1 Rookie

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    The cars is stock...
     
  11. ls1z51

    ls1z51 Rookie

    Feb 16, 2004
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    That's really a pretty lousy time. These guys are not used to driving high torque cars. This mag also got a 5.2 0-60 time which is a full second more than any other magazine in the world has gotten for the car.

    The C6 Z51 has turned faster lap times than the new 911 S on every track in every test I've seen so far. The fact that it's faster on the 'ring when Porsche and GM had their best drivers giving it a go means that Sportauto just needs a few more practice laps.
     
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  13. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    What an incredible value.

    I hope they build the Blue Devil.
     

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