Even though the Corvette Engineering Team wrapped up testing at the Nurburgring at the end of August, we are still seeing new videos coming out featuring the 2023 Corvette Z06s both on the Nurburgring as well as coming and going from Chevrolet’s garage outside the track.
Carspotter Jeroen shared a new video today showing the base and Z07-equipped Corvette prototypes testing at the Nurburging and he has the first video that actually offers some timing information. Don’t get too excited though as the track was busy with slower cars that obviously keep the Z06s from achieving their full potential. However, Jeroen does show his phone in which he claims the base low-wing Z06 ran an 08:18.06 while the Z07 Corvette is showing a time of 7:12.64!
If the Z06 actually ran a 7:12 in traffic, think of what it could with a clear track! Former test driver Jim Mero’s C7 Corvette Z06 lap time was never made public, but it was alledged to be a 7:10. So we have to think that a sub-seven-minute lap is possible for the C8 Z06 if Jeroen was able to accurately capture the time of the Z06/Z07 prototype.
There’s a lot more in the video as well with the drivers offering a blip of the gas pedal at 1:00 minute as they are leaving Chevy’s garage and another test driver keeps his Z06 from shifting gears as they make the drive down the street after leaving the garage (at 0:30 seconds).
Carspotter Jeroen / YouTube
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