There’s just one special place on this earth where all serious manufacturers take their sports cars to be tested and that’s the Nurburgring.
Last year, Corvette Stingray fans were cheated out of the opportunity to see the new C7 run a fast lap due to rainy weather on the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife. But now the “Big Nasty” 2015 Corvette Z06 has been spotted testing on the famous 12.9 mile German track so let’s all say a prayer for clear skies and fast lap times.
Tadge and the Corvette Team say running fast laps for bragging rights isn’t the reason they test in Germany, but we all know that the time serves as a validation of the Corvette’s performance. And now the 650 hp Corvette Z06 is in the spotlight and the time to beat is the Corvette ZR1’s 7:19.63 set in 2011.
The Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 appears to be outfitted with the Z07 package as the front spoiler has the tall winglets while the rear spoiler is featuring the wicker bill attachment. That would also mean the Corvette features Michelin’s Pilot Cup Sport tires and the huge Brembo carbon ceramic brakes for added stopping power.
Here’s the video from BridgetoGantry.com showing the yellow Corvette Z06 on the Nordschleife:
No sooner did we publish this story when we find a photo showing the yellow Corvette Z06 sitting in the middle of the track after it apparently crashed. We see the damaged front end and fluids leaking out from underneath while a track worker is sweeping debris. Stay tuned for more on this…
Here’s another pic by Herr Incredible (@Herr_Incredible):
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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Tracks the Nurburgring
[PIC] Hey, Is That a GoPro Camera Mounted on the Corvette Stingray Testing at the Nurburgring?
Nurburgring Lap Times, Jim Mero and the 2014 Corvette Stingray