You read the answer right, so guess you don’t need to read the whole thing, just kidding, you really should. It really sounded too good to be true and now Monte Doran of Chevrolet has confirmed the time is not correct and he really had an explanation for this conundrum.
“Chevrolet has not released a lap record for the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at the Nürburgring, and the claimed time of 6:59 is not accurate. Anyone–a manufacturer, a journalist, a guy standing on the fence of the ‘Ring–can claim a lap time. As such, we think the in-car video is essential to proving a time is real and credible, and Chevrolet will not release a lap until we have a video to substantiate the claim” says Doran.
It’s a well known fact that there are only very small windows of time when automakers can record a lap on video. All video and photography equipment is banned from the track during industry pool days because sometimes there are several automakers that are testing their confidential vehicles. When it comes to buying an exclusive window, that’s actually the tricky thing. There aren’t many available and are bought very fast.
Just to put things into perspective with Chevrolet for example. The company has accumulated nearly 1,000 miles of testing on the Nürburgring with the Z06.
Until then, the only official lap time we can share is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 time at Virginia International Raceway. At 2:41 seconds, it is 4.3 seconds faster than the best time for the ZR1.”
Under the hood, the 2015 Corvette Z06 comes packed with a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 engine rated at 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. While the auto is turned on, this monster accelerates to 60 mph from rest in just 2.95 seconds, runs the quarter mile in 10.95 seconds at 127 mph, and should top out somewhere close to 200 mph. It also has incredible stopping power, needing just 99.6 feet to halt from 60 mph.
Details such as a 60-mph to three seconds flat, are really for praise and the beautiful Chevrolet Corvette Z06 also comes equipped with the Z07 Performance package that includes an automatic.
This 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 price is $78995 and the car pumps a quarter-mile at 11.1 seconds at 127 mph, scorched the skidpad with 1.19 g’s of grip, and stopped from 70 in an astonishing 128 feet, the latter two figures setting C/D records for a production car.
Only two other production cars have set a Nürburgring lap time below seven minutes and they’re much more powerful. The McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. McLaren remains coy about the actual time its P1 set but Porsche has confirmed with a video that its 918 Spyder did it in 6:57.