According to discussion on the Corvette Forum, Randy Pobst may have posted a 1:20.99 time at Willow Springs during Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car competition. If the figure is true, the Corvette ZR1 will have taken down the Porsche 911 GT2 RS—an arch rival. The latter set a 1:21.08 with Pobst behind the wheel at an earlier date.
However, another photo from the car’s cockpit shows a handful of other laps with a “current” time readout of 1:20.5 after a few 1:26 runs by Pobst. The car was also running in 100-degree heat, which would make the times all the more impressive.
We’ll have to take the information with a grain of salt until MT publishes the official times from its BDC competition. But, Willow Springs may have a new king in the near future. Check out the quick video of Pobst flying down the straight up above, too.