The 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 has proven its a force to be reckoned with again and again. Now, we have more proof the ZR1 truly is king of the Corvettes.
The Corvette ZR1 set a new lap record at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park of 2:05.29. To be fair, it appears the sports car didn’t have much competition. A list of lap times shows previous records were set for the 2.87-mile-long “Grand Max Straight” track configuration. The Corvette ZR1 set its lap record on the 3.15-mile “Grand Full” course. The record holder for the Grand Max Straight configuration is still the Dodge Viper ACR with a 1:58.14.
We have a feeling the Corvette ZR1 will have something to say about that as well, especially with hot-shoe Andy Pilgrim behind the wheel. Pilgrim joined the NCM Motorsports Park earlier this year and drove the ZR1 to its record-setting time.
“I knew the new ZR1 was quick from my first drive at the Media Launch at Road Atlanta. Setting a production car lap record on OE tires at MSP by turning a 2:05.59 lap, let me know just how quick,” he said. “The ZR1 is an amazingly capable track car and phenomenal bang for the buck.”