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Old 06-23-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default 2012 Z06 Nurburgring run

I apologize if this has been posted already.

The new Z06 setup on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok1WUO3p1oQ
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I apologize if this has been posted already.

The new Z06 setup on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok1WUO3p1oQ
wow I've only seen teh new zr1 beat their old record.
So are the brakes/ wheels/tires/ and mag suspension really giving them 20 secs at the ring? Any other mods on this package?
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wow I've only seen teh new zr1 beat their old record.
So are the brakes/ wheels/tires/ and mag suspension really giving them 20 secs at the ring? Any other mods on this package?
A priest blesses each tire with holy water prior to the car leaving the assembly line.

I think the truth is starting to really show: the C6 chassis is a damn good platform. Over the last few years GM has gotten to refine the car just as the GTR's engineers have done. Now we see that the nissan can be taken down by a stock car in its same price range and not just the ZR1. I also think Jim mero has probably gotten a little better and confident at getting around the track - that old nurburgring run looks pretty tame compared to his new runs.

As far as what it comes with aside from the shocks brakes and tires, the computer for the magride suspension on the Z07 package comes with a lot of traction/asm modes that the other cars (including the F55 cars) do not have.

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A priest blesses each tire with holy water prior to the car leaving the assembly line.

I think the truth is starting to really show: the C6 chassis is a damn good platform. Over the last few years GM has gotten to refine the car just as the GTR's engineers have done. Now we see that the nissan can be taken down by a stock car in its same price range and not just the ZR1. I also think Jim mero has probably gotten a little better at getting around the track.

As far as what it comes with aside from the shocks brakes and tires, the computer for the magride suspension on the Z07 package comes with a lot of traction/asm modes that the other cars (including the F55 cars) do not have.
Ahh I wasnt aware that they had different traction/asm modes with that setup. That makes sense, I'm glad they're jumping on board the tech bandwagon.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:47 PM   #5
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Anyone know if the new traction/asm stuff can be loaded into the old computer? Please excuse my ignorance on the subject... I have EFI (I haven't touched my vette with it nor will I until the warranty expires) and am just curious if loading the new logic would be possible.

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wow, I wonder if the new ps cups are going to be out in the standard z06 18/19 combo?

(then all I need are the carbon brakes, mag ride setup, and Jim Mero's driving ability!)
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That's impressive for a stock car being driven by a chassis engineer.


How many here have a faster car?

How many here are a faster driver?
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How many here are a faster driver?
I dont know, but I would gladly test it out and see
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That video is scary to watch!I doubt anyone on this forum could drive faster.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:14 PM   #10
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Did that say 7:22?
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:15 PM   #11
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wow , just wow for the Z06. So darn impressive...didnt the 2012 gtr go 7:24.....lol..
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I'm loving it.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:27 PM   #13
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Its also an apt demonstration of how much more important the chassis, tires and braking are than raw power.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:40 PM   #14
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After being in production for 7 model years the Z06 continues to impress! The C6 Z06 has set a high bar for the next generation Z06.
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Awesome!

Shows how much performance was being left on the table by running the garbage F1 Supercars. The Mag shocks are also a huge performance boost, amazing what a couple tweaks have done.
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How's that for fast! The Z06's time was better than the 2009 Corvette ZR1's 7:26.4 lap and comes within 3 seconds of the 2012 Corvette ZR1's lap of 7:19.63. And were talking about a car that costs under $100,000!

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2011/...z06nurburgring

Here is GM's Press Release for the 2012 Corvette Z06 Nurburgring run:

Corvette Z06 Establishes Performance Benchmark
New content enables increased performance at Germany’s famed testing ground

DETROIT – Corvette engineers provided another exclusive peek inside the extensive testing that is instrumental in creating one of the world’s highest performing cars. During Corvette’s recent return to the world’s most-demanding testing ground – Germany’s famed Nurburgring — the Z06 model, as detailed on video recorded a lap time of 7:22.68.

The Z06 is the lightest and most balanced Corvette model, positioned below the range-topping ZR1 supercar model. The 2012 Corvette Z06 model shown includes the Z07 chassis package, featuring new optional Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Selective Ride Control, as well as carbon fiber components (hood, front splitter and rockers) and aerodynamic improvements. All of those features are regular production options for the 2012 Corvette Z06, and substantial enablers for the car’s elevated performance level.

The lap time is 20 seconds faster than the previous-best Z06 lap time, recorded in 2005, which was recorded from a standing start rather than the generally-accepted rolling start technique now used. The Z06 lap time is only 3 seconds behind the fastest Corvette lap time ever, the 2012 Corvette ZR1.

While lap times at the Nurburgring’s Nordschliefe (”north loop”) are unofficial, these times are a frequent, if informal, benchmark for some of the world’s highest performing cars. The recent Corvette Z06 performance there is notable in that few, if any, production models in the sub-$100,000 range have recorded such a strong lap time.

“There’s a lot of legend and speculation about Nurburgring lap times, so we wanted to provide sports car fans with a video look inside one complete lap in the new Z06,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette vehicle line director and chief engineer. “This is just one of a multitude of ways we test, but there’s nothing like the Nurburgring in terms of severity, speed and notoriety around the world. In this particular test in Germany, we were validating new content for 2012, doing many days’ worth of tuning and development work. As a small part of that effort, we had a brief opportunity for Jim Mero to record lap times with a clear track. We ran three of those complete and continuous laps, two in the ZR1 and one in the Z06, captured by on-board videos.”

Measuring 12.9 miles (20.8 km) and including some 154 turns, the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife is widely considered the world’s most-demanding course. The test car was driven by Corvette engineer Jim Mero and was a full production model with no performance modifications.

Corvette’s improved performance for 2012 begins with the new, optional Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, which are available on the two highest-performing models, the lightweight, 505-hp (377 kW) Z06 and the maximum-performance, 638-hp (476 kW) supercharged ZR1. They are competition-oriented tires, optimized for warm, dry conditions to increase cornering and handling capability.

When combined with the Corvette’s exclusive Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology – which manages torque delivery for maximum performance – the tires set new benchmarks for Corvette performance. Engineers estimate an 8-percent gain in maximum lateral acceleration, to more than 1.1g, and improved braking distance.

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I was just comparing this vid to the ZR1 vid.

At the first bridge on the long straight:

Z06 139 mph 6:37.63 6200 rpm
ZR1 145 mph 6:36.56 6400 rpm.

That's really close.

But at the end of the straight at the last bridge:

Z06 168 mph 7:01.72 5500 rpm
ZR1 182 mph 6:59.09 6600 rpm

No longer close, this is where the ZR1 starts showing it's big hp advantage.

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I was just comparing this vid to the ZR1 vid.

At the first bridge on the long straight:

Z06 139 mph 6:37.63 6200 rpm
ZR1 145 mph 6:36.56 6400 rpm.

That's really close.

But at the end of the straight at the last bridge:

Z06 168 mph 7:01.72 5500 rpm
ZR1 182 mph 6:59.09 6600 rpm

No longer close, this is where the ZR1 starts showing it's big hp advantage.
And gearing...
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I was just comparing this vid to the ZR1 vid.

At the first bridge on the long straight:

Z06 139 mph 6:37.63 6200 rpm
ZR1 145 mph 6:36.56 6400 rpm.

That's really close.

But at the end of the straight at the last bridge:

Z06 168 mph 7:01.72 5500 rpm
ZR1 182 mph 6:59.09 6600 rpm


No longer close, this is where the ZR1 starts showing it's big hp advantage.
I noticed that too but if you watch again he is just holding speed and not accelerating. I think GM told him to hold it because he was going to beat the ZR1 and that would be a big no no when it comes to pushing sales of the ZR1.
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First let me preface this by saying that this is amazing for corvette and the time is incredible.

The ZR1 is only 3 seconds faster than the Z06 on a mid 7 minute track?

Come on! The ZR1 should be much faster than the Z06 over such a long track.

What it goes to show is that these track times are meaningless for comparison.

Driver and track conditions really make a huge difference over such a long track.

I'd love to see actual track data to compare apex speeds of both cars. They SHOULD be identical however I'm guessing the Z06 averaged a higher apex speed than the ZR1 to achieve such a close time to the ZR1.
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