The internet’s abuzz tonight after a video has surfaced showing a Laguna Blue 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 testing on the famous Nurburgring. The Corvette is shown making some fast runs through several turns with a helmeted driver and a co-pilot. Could it be that GM Engineers are doing some testing in Germany?
At Corvettes at Carlisle, Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter said that the C7 Corvette Stingray would be headed to Germany for its high speed test and then most likely it would visit the Nurburgring. We just didn’t realize that it would be happening this soon.
Watch how well the Stingray handles these curves on the track and there’s a straight of track where the Stingray does a high speed fly-by.
Tadge said if they go to Nurburgring, they may “try a high speed run” but I think we know them well enough to know that they wouldn’t be taking the Stingray to Nurburgring without doing one as it validates everything they’ve worked on for the last four years. Whether or not it becomes public depends on how well it goes and if they think they can improve with more testing.
At the 2012 NCM Bash, test driver Jim Mero participated in a one hour seminar about testing the Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring and all the work and data the “track ratz” collected prior to making the famous 7:19.63 lap in 2011. It’s worth another look know that know the C7 Stingray is there.
Stay tuned as I’m sure there will be more coming out about the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s first foray onto the ‘ring.
Update – Second video added. Also shows Camaro Z/28
[VIDEO] 2012 NCM Bash – Record Setting at the Nurburgring
[VIDEO] Justin Bell Drives the 2014 Corvette Stingray at Laguna Seca