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Corvette Enthusiasts 'Do the Math' to Calculate the Corvette Z06 Nurburgring Time

One of the modern validation points for benchmarking performance among sports car fans has become the car’s ability to put down a fast lap around the 12.9 mile Nurburgring in Germany. The Corvette Z06 has been there two years in row and in each occasion, the ability to lay down a complete timed lap was thwarted by the weather.

During a recent Question and Answer session hosted by Jalopnik with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Tadge said they would only make public a fast lap that was complete and captured on video as opposed to offering a pieced-together “segmented time” which is what he says was all they have due to the weather. Of course, crashing the Z06 on the ‘Ring doesn’t help either.

Tadge said the Corvette Z06′s lap time at VIR’s Grand Course was 2:41.3, beating the C6 ZR1 by 4.3 seconds and then he threw down the challenge about the Nurburgring time which has been accepted by several members of the Corvette Forum – Do the Math!

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Jalopnik Hosts a Q&A with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter

Jalopnik opened up their website on Monday to host a question and answer session with Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. I missed the live version which was probably a good thing as the trolls were a plenty, but Tadge seemed to make the best of it and occasionally he trolled the trolls right back.

But in all that back and forth banter, Tadge offered some pretty interesting answers to some decent questions ranging from why the Z06 isn’t naturally aspirated to the recent Zora ZR1 prototype spy pics, Ford’s new GT sports car and the Nurburgring time for the Z06.

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter takes you through the three different levels of aerodynamic bliss that is the 2015 Corvette Z06:

The Corvette Z06 is one of the most aerodynamically engineered vehicles out there. And for the extreme enthusiasts there’s the Z07 package that has more aerodynamic down force that has ever been measured on a production car. Taken together, the aerodynamic features of the Z06 make this the most capable, most track worthy, and highest performing Corvette, Chevrolet has ever produced. See for yourself.

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[VIDEO] Track to Street - Corvette C7.R and Z06 Technology Transfer

One of the hallmarks of the new 2015 Corvette Z06 and the C7.R Corvette race car is that they were developed together utilizing the lessons learned from the C6 Corvette and the C6.R race car.

In a new video by Chevrolet, Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner and Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter talk about the transfer of technology from the racing program to the production Corvette.

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Chevrolet Already Has Over 5,000 Orders for the 2015 Corvette Z06
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We knew that the 650 horsepower Corvette Z06 would be a hot sale and that demand would be high during the initial stages of the new super car’s rollout, but the numbers we are hearing about those interested in buying a Z06 are just incredible.

Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter took a Corvette Z06 Coupe and Convertible to Autobahn Country Club for the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s Fall Rally this week and during a question and answer session he confirmed that over 5,000 pre-orders for the Corvette Z06 have already been received.

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[VIDEO] What’s New for the 2015 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on April 29, 2014

[VIDEO] What's New for the 2015 Corvette

At the National Corvette Museum’s Annual Bash, Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles went through the highlights of the 2014 Stingray. The new C7 fared pretty well last year, picking up more awards than any other car. In fact, they said that it was most likely the most awarded car ever.

Following the 2014 highlights, Tadge and Harlan jumped right into the “What’s New for the 2015 Corvette” talk, starting with the all new Corvette Z06 coupe and convertible.

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[PICS] Introducing the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

by Keith Cornett on April 11, 2014

Introducing the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

Here is the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. It’s one of the most capable drop-tops on the market and Chevy says it the most powerful convertible ever produced by the company.

Chevrolet planned to reveal it on Monday at the New York International Auto Show but apparently images of any new Corvette model are too hot to handle and as such, they were leaked earlier today.

The Z06 Convertible features everything you love about the C7 Z06 Coupe that was introduced in Detroit at NAIAS including the supercharged Gen 5 LT4 V8 with 625+ horsepower and 635+ lb-ft of torque at your disposal.

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Two great high performance Corvettes recently debuted in Europe: the Z06 and the C7.R racing vehicle. http://www.chevroleteurope.com/corvette

They were developed in parallel and provide unique benefits to both race car drivers and driving enthusiasts.

Race car driver Oliver Gavin, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, and Technical Communications Manager Patrick Herrmann discuss these two great vehicles.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Production Team Seminar at the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring

Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Product Manager Harlan Charles were in Sebring last weekend for the 12 hour race and on Friday morning they spoke to the Corvette owners and enthusiasts in the Corvette corral.

But before we heard from the Corvette Team, former Corvette Racing driver and VP at Bondurant Driving School Johnny O’Connell led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to Tadge who celebrated his birthday on Friday.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Answers Our Questions about the 2015 Corvette Z06

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, an informal conversation with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter turned into a 15 minute Q&A session. Quickly flipping on the camera, we caught a lot of great tidbits about some of the technology behind the all new 2015 Corvette Z06.

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