Well that 2018 Corvette ZR1 that we spotted on the cargo jet to Europe last week never did materialize at Le Mans, but it does look like it has made its return to the Nurburgring.
As many commentators here and on social media have suggested when the cargo jet photo was first shared, the Corvette prototype was on its way back to the Green Hell so that it could lay down a record a timed lap.
Thanks to a short new video showing the swirl-wrapped big wing prototype Coupe at the Nurbrugring, we see that car has the same license plate as the Corvette on the jet. The distinctive car is also equipped with the same “Laguna Seca Pipes” to help deflect the massive exhaust notes emanating from the still unknown power plant.
In this clip, you see the ZR1 cut through some curves and esses and then disappear around the corner, while its exhaust note can be heard fading in the distance. One of our eagle-eyed friends noticed the GoPro camera affixed to the front grill.
The low camera angle should provide some interesting camera footage and if this is for a timed lap, you can also count on an in-car camera as well as the PDR. In the past, the Corvette Team has refused to release any timing stats from the Nurburgring unless a full length video with telemetry is also shared to back up its claims.
A video from the previous visit to the track in early May saw a car spotter unofficially time the 2018 Corvette ZR1 in 7:30 and that was with traffic on the course.
The previous 638-horsepower C6 Corvette ZR1 officially laid a time of 7:19.63 in 2012. No official lap times of the C7 Stingray, Grand Sport or Z06 has officially been released.
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