Well this is certainly good news!
Chevrolet appears to be making good on its word that the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be testing this spring at the Nurburgring following its successful launch here in the USA.
But what Corvette enthusiasts really want to see is that Nurburgring lap time.
It appears the boys from Detroit are back in Germany for more testing on the high-speed track as a new video was posted yesterday on YouTube showing a Torch Red Corvette ZR1 with the ZTK High-Wing package doing what it was made to do.
Like the videos from last year, we see the ZR1 is equipped with the directional exhaust tubes designed to deflect the sound away from the track’s decibel monitoring devices. Also noticeable was the same Michigan Manufacturer License plate (059m700) from last year and the Nurburgring track sticker that the Chevy team affixes to its Corvettes that are tested on the 12.9 mile, 154-turn Nordschleife.
On the day this video was taken, the track featured other traffic so we believe that Chevy engineers are continuing to refine the ride of the car as well as possibly working on its segment times in advance of any timed run.
We also looked back to a post that Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin made last November as he took part in the testing of the car and said he was (hopefully) looking to return in the Spring of 2018. If the team is bringing in the ace driver for its timed lap, it will happen sometime after this weekend as Gavin is in California for the Long Beach Grand Prix.
Okay, that’s all I got for now. Turn up your speakers and enjoy the sounds of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 on the Nurburgring:
EMS Nordschleife TV / YouTube
Oliver Gavin Says He’s Lapped the Nurburgring in the 2019 Corvette ZR1…And Will Be Back in 2018 To Do It Again!
[VIDEO] Harlan Charles Revs the 2019 Corvette ZR1 and Shares Performance Specs at Sebring
[VIDEO] Fast and Loud! Another Look at the 2018 Corvette ZR1 on the Nurburgring