: ZR1 improves 'ring time pretty substantially



DrumStix
06-10-11, 12:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yKb6iSWc0k"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yKb6iSWc0k

Vyctorya may need a stable mate... just sayin...

JOEYCTS-V
06-10-11, 12:38 AM
That fugger was movin on the last straight. The conclusion is, all you need is Michelin tires! :cool2:

DrumStix
06-10-11, 12:56 AM
With Sport Cups, anyone can do that. errrr

baabootoo
06-10-11, 01:44 AM
Wheeeeeeeeeew! That bend at 180 even made me cringe......

jordan00escalade
06-10-11, 01:54 AM
Only thing I fear is someone else driving.. lol I've been about 150 on a open straight away in Texas, and it felt like a mere twitch of the wheel would have sent the car into pieces, like the car was barely holding onto the road. Going into that corner at 130 makes me respect my passengers a little more, lol kinda brings it all into perspective and I wasn't even in the car with him. This should be the "Imagine you were there" theme for people who hate when passengers "grab or hold on to things, or say slow down while your driving. How would you react?

EVIL_C5
06-10-11, 06:50 AM
I can do the ring faster than that.....in Gran Turismo 5....lol

js615
06-10-11, 10:09 AM
Damn and he didnt even take out any hookers or pimps! This game sucks!

JFJr
06-10-11, 11:04 AM
That fugger was movin on the last straight. The conclusion is, all you need is Michelin tires! :cool2:Was the run on stock Michelin ZP (runflat) tires? Now I'm missing my Corvettes again.

e6t
06-10-11, 01:17 PM
gtr is still faster. crazy.

Luna.
06-10-11, 01:44 PM
gtr is still faster. crazy.

It is?? The GTR does the ring faster? :hmm:

RippyPartsDept
06-10-11, 01:54 PM
Was the run on stock Michelin ZP (runflat) tires? Now I'm missing my Corvettes again.

i don't think so... i was told that the tires were the only thing that was changed from stock though

CTSV4now
06-10-11, 01:58 PM
Wouldn't the CTS-V perform better on those tires too?

Teutonaddict
06-10-11, 04:02 PM
gtr is still faster. crazy.

I don't think so. Best time I saw of GTR was 7:24. 2012 ZR1 on aforementioned Pilot Sport Cups (new factory equipment, BTW) is 7:19.4

Teutonaddict
06-10-11, 04:04 PM
i don't think so... i was told that the tires were the only thing that was changed from stock though

The narrator states the ZR1 is bone stock--including the tires. The Pilot Sport Cups (R-compound, street legal) are factory options on Z06 track pack and ZR1.

http://www.insideline.com/chevrolet/corvette/2012/all-2012-corvettes-get-new-seats-better-tires-for-z06-and-zr1.html

e6t
06-10-11, 04:11 PM
Nope. Best time I saw of GTR was 7:24. 2012 ZR1 on aforementioned Pilot Sport Cups (new factory equipment, BTW) is 7:19.4

i was going off older data, i suppose...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER2WPFlm22o

Teutonaddict
06-10-11, 04:15 PM
I've been a fan of Nurburgring videos for a long time... Ruf did a VHS video called Faszination in 1989 using the famed Yellow Bird Porsche with Walter Röhrl piloting. They did one again in a Ruf 997. Then hawt blonde 'RingTaxi pilot Sabine Schmitz in E39 and E60 M5's. Then, of course, John Heinricy in the CTS-V2.

This video simply takes the cake! Awesome.

RippyPartsDept
06-10-11, 04:37 PM
The narrator states the ZR1 is bone stock--including the tires. The Pilot Sport Cups (R-compound, street legal) are factory options on Z06 track pack and ZR1.

http://www.insideline.com/chevrolet/corvette/2012/all-2012-corvettes-get-new-seats-better-tires-for-z06-and-zr1.html

Interesting... the guy who told me the tires weren't stock was watching the video... i guess he wasn't listening

RippyPartsDept
06-10-11, 04:39 PM
I've been a fan of Nurburgring videos for a long time... Ruf did a VHS video called Faszination in 1989 using the famed Yellow Bird Porsche with Walter Röhrl piloting. They did one again in a Ruf 997. Then hawt blonde 'RingTaxi pilot Sabine Schmitz in E39 and E60 M5's. Then, of course, John Heinricy in the CTS-V2.

This video simply takes the cake! Awesome.
did you see the Top Gear (uk) episode that featured Sabine?

Teutonaddict
06-10-11, 04:52 PM
did you see the Top Gear (uk) episode that featured Sabine?

UK version is only one worth watching, really. I missed it! Gotta download to my AppleTV. Thanks for the heads-up.

When I googled Sabine + Top Gear, I see that there's a rumor that she's Stig-II?!

PhxTriode
06-10-11, 05:30 PM
^^^^^ word^^^

RippyPartsDept
06-10-11, 05:37 PM
yeah i think it was one or two seasons (series) ago that she took a van or something around The Ring for the guys...

Teutonaddict
06-10-11, 06:17 PM
did you see the Top Gear (uk) episode that featured Sabine?

For those interested. Very cool!

http://youtu.be/5KiC03_wVjc

RippyPartsDept
06-10-11, 06:21 PM
^^ yup that was it...

JFJr
06-11-11, 05:43 PM
Was the run on stock Michelin ZP (runflat) tires? Now I'm missing my Corvettes again.I didn't have audio the first time I saw the video. Two thumbs up for the ZR1!! I thought I heard a "no-lift-shift" at one point. Does the ZR1 have that capability like the "V"? I would love to have that angry V8 sound from the LSA with a stock exhaust system, without having to piss money away in the after market buying "parts."

Jud