To truly experience the capabilities of the all new Corvette Z06, it helps to take a ride along with a professional race car driver. Tommy Milner, who co-drives the #4 Corvette C7.R for Corvette Racing in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series is no stranger to going fast on the track at Road Atlanta and now we get to see a complete hot lap with Tommy driving the all new 2015 Corvette Z06 production car.
The hot lap was filmed with both an interior camera so we can see and hear Tommy take us turn by turn through the 2.54 mile circuit while the Corvette Z06’s Performance Data Recorder showed the front facing view and includes telemetry info including speed, RPMs, gear selection, throttle and braking response, and steering wheel angle.
Tommy’s hot lap Corvette Z06 was an Arctic White Coupe with an 8-Speed automatic transmission and the Z07 performance package with the Stage 3 aerodynamics.
This was a flying lap with the timer starting on the front straight at a speed of over 140 mph. Milner does a great job of navigating the twists and turns that make Road Atlanta a challenging course and his narration allows you to see how a true professional approaches each of the sections. Not only that, but the telemetry offered by the PDR tells you just how hard he is hitting the brakes at certain sections and when he has the throttle all the way down to the floor.
When it was all said and done, Tommy produced a lap time of 1:29.81 – an amazing time for a production car on the track. To put that time in perspective, Milner qualified the Corvette C7.R at Petit Le Mans back in October in 1:19.256.
At the conclusion of the hot lap, Tommy reads off the time – “29-8…There we go, baby. Under a minute thirty in a street car at Road Atlanta. That is crazy.”
Watch Tommy Milner’s hot lap of Road Atlanta in the 2015 Corvette Z06:
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