GM: Corvette ZR1 Laps NÃ¼rburgring in 7:26.4
GM recently announced that a 2009 Corvette ZR1 — driven by GM Development Engineer Jim Mero — managed to compete a lap of the famed NÃ¼rburgring race track in Germany in an astonishing 7:26.4 seconds. That’s well into supercar territory, and once again demonstrates that theÂ Corvette engineering teamÂ is one of the best things the General has going for it.
Maybe GM should put Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge J. Juechter and his team to work on the Chevy Volt? I’m sure aÂ Volt tweaked by the Corvette squad would be blowingÂ Toyota’s vaunted Prius into the weeds, andÂ get better mileage in theÂ process.
(Source: GMnext Blog) [- Jeff James]