Check out what Randy Pobst spotted out at Willow Springs! The professional driver and car tester for Motor Trend posted this fly-by of the big-wing 2018 Corvette ZR1 Coupe that was testing at the west coast track.
Pobst said this about the car: “Finally, the real wing it has needed (tough to do on fiberglass body) And, sounds like automatic.”
So as you listen to that rumble of the ZR1 going by, take this other news into account:
A bunch of Viper enthusiasts got together to crowd-fund a Nurburgring attempt for the soon-to-be-retired 5th generation Viper ACR. Dodge hasn’t attempted a ring lap record in this final configuration, so fans got two showroom Viper ACRs from the Viper Exchange and sent them to Germany for the lap attack.
According to Road & Track magazine, the Viper ACR unofficially ran a lap time of 7:03.45 in its first attempt.
That time is 10 seconds faster than the 2017 Corvette Z06 recently tested by Sport Auto earlier this month. Can the 2018 Corvette ZR1 make up that 10 seconds somewhere on the 12.9 mile track?
Challenge accepted, Dodge Viper ACR!
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