GM: Corvette ZR1 Laps Nürburgring 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 Nürburgring race track in Germany in an astonishing 7:26.4 seconds. That’s well into supercar territory, and once again demonstrates that the Corvette engineering team 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 a Volt tweaked by the Corvette squad would be blowing Toyota’s vaunted Prius into the weeds, and get better mileage in the process.
(Source: GMnext Blog) [- Jeff James]