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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Tracks the Nurburgring

by Keith Cornett on May 9, 2014

[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Tracks the Nurburgring

If you were hoping that this was the official Go-Fast lap for the 2014 Corvette Stingray on the Nurburgring, we are sorry to disappoint.

Last year as Chevrolet was working on suspension testing for the European version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, part of that testing took place at Germany’s Nurburgring. Since then, Corvette enthusiasts have been clammoring for video of a fast lap at the ‘ring, but according to Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, that didn’t happen due to inclimate weather which interrupted their one and only opportunity.

Tadge did give us some good news at the recent NCM Bash by telling the crowd that that the Corvette Stingray and the Z06 will be back in Germany later this year for additional testing and validation. So hopefully an official Nurburgring run will be made then.

In the meantime, here is video from a youtuber named Automotive Mike who filmed a not-so-fast lap of the Nurburgring from the passenger seat of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The Corvette was one of the test models in Europe and was at the Nurburgring as part of a track day from Gran Turismo Events.

The Corvette’s performance around the ‘ring in this video can be described “mild mannered” as best, but I did take offense when I saw the 460-hp Stingray get passed by a Mini Cooper Clubman at the 2:50 mark. I don’t know about you, but getting passed by a Mini on the Nurburgring would certainly cause my feet to engage the accelerator and brakes a little more forcefully, but the driver here seems content to follow instead of leading.

Still, it’s great to see America’s favorite sports car running on one of the greatest tracks in the world.


Source:
MotorAuthority.com

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