Earlier, we reported to you on the 2015 Corvette Z06 clocking an official lap time around the famed 12.9-mile Nürburgring north loop in a freakishly quick 6:59.13. Erase all of those ideas out of your head because the time has been officially debunked.
The news comes from General Motors itself, specifically Chevrolet Spokesman, Monte
Carlo Doran. In his brief comment speaking to Carscoops, Doran notes the Corvette Z06 put over 1,000 miles on the Nordschleife but a fast lap was never recorded as part of those miles.
He says both times engineers and test crew had the circuit to themselves the laps were rained out, and the car was never pushed to its limits during its stay in Germany. Corvette engineers have decided to not release a video of either run they were able to produce, but Doran says, “When we get a chance to run a fast lap for video, we will publish an official time.”
If the time were to be true, it would make the 2015 Corvette Z06 the fourth fastest production car around the ‘Ring, trailing the $800,000-plus Porsche 918 Spyder by two seconds. Alas, we may not know what the time is going to be for some time, considering the Corvette team is busy working on bigger and better things at the moment and has no time to appease internet forum discussions. The sub-7-minute time doesn’t sound too far-fetched, though, considering the Z06 posted a faster lap time than the 918 around Virginia International Raceway than the 918 in magazine testing. As we said earlier, a 2015 Corvette Z06 equipped with the Z07 package and the 8L90E 8-speed automatic may have a fair shot at this number, but until the mighty Z06 actually does run the ring, we won’t know for sure.