: ZR1 engineer says GT-R won't be king of the 'Ring for long



Blackout
05-03-08, 02:37 PM
All I gotta say is who the hell would have ever thought that Nissan and Chevrolet would be fighting it out for fastest production car around the 'Ring?



Corvette ZR1 engineer says GT-R won't be King of the 'Ring for long

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/05/gtrvzr1_450-op.jpg

The Nissan GT-R's 7:29 lap record won't stand for long if Chevrolet has anything to say about it. Speaking with InsideLine, Corvette Chief Engineer, Tadge Jeuchter, says that the ZR1, "will be able to take the production-car track record at any racetrack," and that although Chevy doesn't have a production version of the uber-Vette at the Nurburgring yet, they're expecting a lap time of "seven minutes, twenty-something seconds." That sounds like smack-talk to us. But while the ZR1 might have the potential to best the GT-R's 'Ring time, the 550-600 hp elephant in the room is the forthcoming GT-R V-Spec, which is already putting down (roughly-timed) laps around the North Loop in the 7:25 realm. Let the battle begin. We're making popcorn now.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/02/corvette-zr1-engineer-says-gt-r-wont-be-king-of-the-ring-for-l/

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-03-08, 02:52 PM
Pfffft, that's nothing. I hear Crown Victorias can run the 'ring in like 3:30. It's nuts.

Cadillacboy
05-03-08, 03:21 PM
I hope so

OffThaHorseCEO
05-03-08, 05:10 PM
In the end, the consumer wins

LS1Mike
05-03-08, 06:05 PM
Pfffft, that's nothing. I hear Crown Victorias can run the 'ring in like 3:30. It's nuts.

Is that with the fat ass Goodyear cop option RS-As? :cool2:

Crown Vic Owner
05-03-08, 10:24 PM
Pfffft, that's nothing. I hear Crown Victorias can run the 'ring in like 3:30. It's nuts.
Jeeze. I might be trading the vic in on a caddy.

concorso
05-03-08, 10:44 PM
As much as I detest the GT-R fanfare...I'm all for this battle! And hopefully other more affordable brands will join the fray!

In the end, we the consumers are the ones who win! :)

Highline Cady
05-04-08, 02:54 AM
I love it. The General and Datsun going at it.

AlBundy
05-04-08, 03:41 AM
Good, let the domestics show them what where're(TBJS) made of.

thebigjimsho
05-04-08, 10:48 PM
Good, let the domestics show them what where're(TBJS) made of.You should become a butcher...

AlBundy
05-04-08, 10:57 PM
You should become a butcher...

Why? Do you need some balls chopped.:eek::):alchi: