Dawg-Gone-it! Way too short! Great video John, but where's the rest? And from inside the car from the drivers vantage point? Sure could hear that supercharger... Not the whine but the amplified exhaust note when they started getting after it. Loved every second of it. Hopefully, GM will provide more footage and results once they've completed their testing. I can't wait!
Be interesting to see times, won't be from that lap(s) though, notice a passenger and at least one window partially down. Would think they would ditch the passenger and close up the windows for a hot lap.
Also saw video of the Z28, that car sounds really nice too!
bummer, one of the other forums has a picture of the Z wrecked, front end damage. hope they had already gotten some hot laps in and/or brought some other cars. On the plus side, didn't seem like any injuries.
Not a good day for Jim Mero and the home team. Someone attuned to the 'Ring calculated that it probably happened around 70 MPH. Hopefully it can be fixed with spares there and/or flown over real soon, so we get more testing. There is also a stage 1 Z06 at the Ring.
Typical oversteering accident, I would not be surprised if it was just after Brünnchen, a specially dangerous part of the track but so exiting to control the car at it's limits (and the ones of the driver itself !!), last time I was driving on the Nürburgring the track was time to time a bit wet and dry alternatively, very crazy to manage.
In this case, the track was dry but just a little too much throttle pushes any car frontally to the rails.
Edited: John reports that the accident speed was 70Mph, I'm surprising about that. In this case that could have been caused by a mechanical problem. No parts of this track is impossible to manage at this speed, otherwise the pilot was braking and the final speed before the crash was 70MPH.
Lets just wait to see what additional information surfaces on this. I saw a video of the C6 ZR1 running 182 MPH on a back stretch at the Ring and anticipate over that for the C7 Z06. If this event happened at 70 MPH, there's probably a reasonable explanation for it. How does it go? Crap happens during testing.... That's the whole reason for testing, so keep the faith and stay tuned into how all this evolves. Remember the preliminary testing on the Z06 at GM's testing grounds, so no reason for alarm...
Just had an after thought..... Remember the torque curve numbers that came in on the Z06 being so broad with over 500 Lbs. Ft. coming in so early. While those numbers can represent an incredible advantage when exiting a curve, it can also be a curse in the event of too much too soon for those trying to be, lets say..... Aggressive? No doubt and I'm not questioning whoever might have been driving at the time, but one must be cautious..... in the video of the C6 ZR1 I noticed the rear wanted to get loose very easily coming out of turns at the time...