Lingenfelter had their Corvette ZR1 test mule making quarter mile passes at Maryland International Raceway on December 7th and during one of the runs, the Corvette ran 9.81 @ 145.74 mph. This is believed to be the first Corvette ZR1 to see the 9′s on a quarter mile run.
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Episode 3 completes the three part visit with Pradt Race Engineering.
Photo Credit: Richard Prince
Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil has been factory filled in Corvettes since 1992 and when the Corvettes began racing in the American Le Mans Series, Mobil 1 has been there from the beginning as well. Check out these three videos featuring the drivers and crew of Team Corvette talking about sports car racing and Mobil 1.
Episode 2 continues with Pradt Race Engineering.
DigitalCorvettes.com Founder Patrick Gramm premiered the first episode of his new online show “Vette Garage: The Series” last week with the film crew visiting Pfadt Race Engineering in Utah. The new series has all the typical elements found on reality shows including the drama of faulty tire pressure gauges! High production values and a corvette-performance theme will make this new show from the creator of “Vette Girl” and “Vette Dogs” a must watch!
The Corvette Racing team was at Road Atlanta for three days last week for tire testing. Oliver updates us on who was there and the process of picking tires for next year’s GT2 campaign. We also learn from the video that Jan Magnussen broke his tailbone in the accident with Jorg Bergmeister’s Porsche at Laguna Seca. The team is trying out a new seat to prevent that type of injury from occuring in the future.
Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
The National Corvette Museum released a neat video that showcases all the exhibits and other interactive offerings. Included is a look at the Museum’s new expansion which was completed in time for the 15th Anniversary celebration this past Labor Day.
Autoblog had the rare opportunity to visit GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan where they worked along side master engine builder Mike Armstrong to assemble an LS9 engine. The PBC is unique to GM’s other engine assembly centers as each engine is assembled by hand from start to finish by a single engine builder as opposed to sending the engine down an assembly line where multiple workers add the same part over and over.
Adding a Nitrous Oxide system to a Corvette is a quick and cheap way to get an additional 50 or 100 horses, but it comes with risks as one unlucky C6 Corvette owner found out.