Chevrolet had the press up to Road Atlanta in mid-April to test the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Randy Pobst, who drives for Motor Trend and lives near the track had a scheduling conflict on the day of the official test, but after talking with the Corvette team he was able to get some track time in with the ZR1 on the day before the others arrive.
Following his testing of the 2019 Corvette ZR1, Pobst Instagrammed the good news that he had beat the Viper’s track record of 1:26.54 by just 0.1 seconds. He shared photos of that occasion and later Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter would tell us that the record attempt was unplanned and it just happened that way.
The good news is that Chevrolet is now sharing the video from the Corvette ZR1’s Performance Data Recorder of Pobst’s record-setting lap. You can watch all the telemetry data as the ZR1 flies around the track at speeds up to 170 mph. Also, make sure you listen for a few choice “Woo Hoos” from Randy that was caught over the sound of the monstrous 755-hp LT5 V8:
What happens when Randy Pobst drives the fastest production Corvette at one of the most challenging race tracks? The fastest production-car lap record at Road Atlanta.
Where the Corvette ZR1 goes…track records will fall.
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