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Old 10-19-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Corvette ZR1 to run laps at Laguna Seca this weekend??

Spotted in a trailer at the Monterey, California track...

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Is that what we think it is?

http://blogs.motortrend.com/6219268/...end/index.html

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"The blogosphere is blowing up this morning with word that GM has a prototype of its upcoming 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in Monterey, California for the last race of the Amercian Le Mans Series season at Laguna Seca Raceway. Even juicier is the rumor that the ZR1 will be doing demonstration laps at some point over the weekend. If that's the case, it should be quite a show, as the ZR1 is slated to produce some 650 horsepower."
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I see it.

That's freaking cool. Hope someone gets video......
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I think this thing needs a little more meat on its rims as light as it is with as much power as it has.

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Let's hope that GM puts someone like Ron Fellows behind the wheel so we can get a good idea/fair showing of what this beast is capable of. Hopefully, this will shut up/shut down all of the new GTR's worshippers.
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Let's hope that GM puts someone like Ron Fellows behind the wheel so we can get a good idea/fair showing of what this beast is capable of. Hopefully, this will shut up/shut down all of the new GTR's worshippers.
Jan Magnusson again would be nice! I can't wait till they run this sucker at Nurburgring! Shut DOWN the Skyline.
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I am glad this skyline is kicking everyone's ***...will make for a vengeful LSX.

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It looked pretty damned fast, carrying big speed everywhere. Wonder what happened to the audio.
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All I got was some gay musik. Wish that dude had a few more laps to run...there was speed to be made.

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I am glad this skyline is kicking everyone's ***...will make for a vengeful LSX.

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Not that I dont agree that it is good for competition, but it hasn't beaten anyone yet. A production model hasn't even been driven.

Edit- I assume you are talking about the new GT-R, if not- sorry.
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GTR Skyline whatever you wish to call it.

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Actually this thing has beat the Z06 around the Ring.

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Actually this thing has beat the Z06 around the Ring.

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Not yet it hasn't. Official times do not exist, and the engineers that designed the car are pinning it at mid 7:50's, well behind the Z06. I've heard lots of fanboys claiming all kinds of stuff, but when the engineers talk, i'm going to listen with a bit more intent.
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One of the articles on here claim it has already run it lower.

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"Faster than a 911 Turbo, possibly cheaper than a Z06. And now, according to our sources at the scene, Nissan has recorded a stunning seven-minute/35-second lap around the Nurburgring's Nordschleife with a stock 480-horsepower GT-R."

That is from Motortrend. I thought it was correct and still believe it is. Not to be argumentative.

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Do they paint stuff like that [random squares and triangles] to prevent it from getting photographed well? I have seen whole cars like that but they didnt seem that special. Just wondering.

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"Faster than a 911 Turbo, possibly cheaper than a Z06. And now, according to our sources at the scene, Nissan has recorded a stunning seven-minute/35-second lap around the Nurburgring's Nordschleife with a stock 480-horsepower GT-R."

That is from Motortrend. I thought it was correct and still believe it is. Not to be argumentative.

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Yeah I heard that too. I've heard everything from a 8:07 to a 7:28 (which is faster than the Pagani Zonda, BTW). All these times come from "sources"...just like the "sources" who said they saw the Blue Devil run the ring in 7:40 earlier this year (it was the Z06).

No official times exist yet. We have to wait until Nissan gets a production GT-R on the Ring to find out. It's a mute point really, because by the time they do that, the ZR1 will most certainly have upped the ante and we'll be talking about that.
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Yeah I heard that too. I've heard everything from a 8:07 to a 7:28 (which is faster than the Pagani Zonda, BTW). All these times come from "sources"...just like the "sources" who said they saw the Blue Devil run the ring in 7:40 earlier this year (it was the Z06).

No official times exist yet. We have to wait until Nissan gets a production GT-R on the Ring to find out. It's a mute point really, because by the time they do that, the ZR1 will most certainly have upped the ante and we'll be talking about that.
Official times do exist.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...topanel..1.*#3

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The Fastest Lap
The record lap would be set by Nissan's top shoe, Suzuki-san, who ultimately turned in a lap in 7 minutes, 38 seconds on a partially wet circuit. Those ominous clouds looming in the sky earlier in the day left their mark on two areas of the track, Kesselchen and Wehrsiefen, and required Suzuki-san to rein his speed in a bit.

Beating a 911 Turbo around the Nordschleife is an accomplishment at any price, but pipping it by 2 seconds, on a partly damp circuit, at an estimated price point of $80,000 is something else entirely.


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