The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was working out at the Nurburgring earlier today, but according to spectators doing their own lap-timing — the LT5-powered supercar is nowhere near the expected 6-minute range, reports Torque News Corvette.
According to people timing the cars from trackside, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife in the range of 7 minutes and 12 seconds. This information comes from the Nurburgring experts at BridgetoGantry.com, who spoke with “avid carspotters based by (turn 13)”. Those same spotters recorded several laps by the new Porsche 911 GT3RS with the Weissach package in the high 6-minute range, with the quickest being a 6:56.
Very Unofficial Times
I want to stress that this was no an official time for the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 on the Nurburgring Nordschleife course. The 7:12 lap time was recorded by spectators at the track who were using their own method to measure the lap times for a variety of vehicles running “the Ring” on the morning of April 16th. Granted, these are likely people who spend a great deal of time at the track with their stopwatches, so these are people who have an idea of how to get a relatively accurate time, but nothing is as accurate as a proper on-board timing system.
These numbers most certainly could vary from the official numbers, but with the news of this 7:12 lap time for the new Corvette ZR1 being discussed around the internet — we wanted to address what could prove to be far from the car’s best effort.