General Motors had previously made everyone aware the 2015 C7 Corvette Z06 did indeed finish a clean lap around the Nürburgring. We were excited, ready to parade the time as the quickest of any Corvette ever, presumably.
But, then, the Nürburgring decided to ban lap times and impose speed limits on the track. How does that fit in if the 2015 Corvette Z06 already clocked its time, you ask? Well, it seems Chevrolet is barred from releasing the official time because of those new rules over in Germany.
So, when we got wind about Autoweek reporting the 2015 Z06 made a pass in the 7:08 timeframe, we were shocked. The 2015 Corvette Z06 is fast, but we’re not sure about 7:08 ‘ring time fast. The publication did not cite their source, but said they spent quite a bit of time at the track to have the deets.
Now, Road & Track has taken matters into its own hands, and has brought in its own source to debunk or verify the rumor. And, it’s bogus. Once again, we have another bogus lap time for the 2015 C7 Z06.
Upon reaching out to its source, the answer was a hard “no” to the notion the 2015 Z06 clocked a lap time of 7:08.
We’re sure we’ll know the ‘ring time for the C7 Corvette Z06 someday, but it won’t be any time soon it seems.