The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the baddest ‘Vette to come out of the automaker’s doors recently. With its 755-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8, it’s an absolute animal on a track.
To help solidify it’s place as one of the crazier supercars on the road at the moment, it looks like Chevrolet may be gunning for a quick lap at the Nurburgring.
While the Nurburgring isn’t what it once was when it comes to automaker’s setting fast lap times there, it’s still a place for brands to get bragging rights. From the video below, it looks like Chevy will make do on its promise from last year when it claimed that the supercar would be able to complete a lap of the infamous track in under seven minutes.
EMS Nordschleife TV (via Motor1) is practically dedicated to catching cars at the Nurburgring and recently captured footage of the ZR1 going pretty quickly around the circuit. The automaker isn’t holding anything back either, as the supercar looks like it has the ZTK package.
The latter brings a massive spoiler, a front splitter with end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, a retuned version of the brand’s Magnetic Ride Control system, and other chassis modifications. In other words, if you were looking to set a quick lap time, this is the ZR1 you’d want to have.
Now we should address the elephants in the room, which are the massive exhaust pipes that are sticking out of the rear end of the ZR1. No, this isn’t some aftermarket system that adds an additional 20 hp. It’s a silencer that tones the ZR1’s exhaust down. The Nurburgring, after all, has a noise limit that everyone has to abide by.
We really hope that Chevrolet is gunning for a quick lap time around the track, as we’d love to see what the American brute can do against the best from Europe.