The 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 debuted last year, but the Corvette team has continuously returned to Germany’s Nürburgring. Onlookers spotted the sports car once again and managed to capture video of the 755-horsepower ZR1 tearing around the track—the goofy sound muffling exhaust also returns, too.
It’s more than likely the Corvette team is continuing to prepare for an official lap time around the famed Nürburgring, and we know the team is shooting for a time of fewer than 7 minutes.
However, the only clue we have about what the Corvette ZR1 is capable of is an alleged time of 7:12.00. We take that time with a heaping grain of salt since an onlooker clocked the car as a driver set off. It’s very possible the driver may not have been pushing the ZR1 the entire time, or perhaps even mechanical failure of sorts occurred.
The Corvette ZR1 has one arch rival: the Porsche GT2 RS and its 6:47.30 lap time. The Corvette team will have a lot of work cut out for them to reach such a time. The previous generation C6 Corvette ZR1 managed a 7:19.63 in 2011, but the C7 Corvette ZR1 is a totally different animal.