Chevrolet Corvette C5 laptime at Nürburgring Nordschleife

Chevrolet Corvette C5 completed a flying lap of Nürburgring Nordschleife in 8 minutes and 40 seconds.

Track Nürburgring Nordschleife
Type flying start
Vehicle Chevrolet Corvette C5 (344 PS)
Power / weight 344 ps / 1505 kg
Time 8:40.000
Average speed 143 kph (89 mph)
Submitted 05.02.2007 by sportauto
Reference Sportauto Supertest 7/1997
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Jeff B  6y ago

If they were selling this car in 1997, it would be impressive, but here in 2012 it's just a joke on everyone who puts out

Oh the irony...

GM really has to go to their top shelf to challenge even the lowliest 911

Really? Last time I checked the base 911 is right on par with the base C6 in performance, and costs over $30k more. Corvettes aren't for posers, they're for drivers as well, just drivers who might want more value.


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monkeypop  6y ago

Uhh faisal, you do realize this is the 90's model corvette right?

You also realize that the current generation corvette is among the fastest track cars on the planet?


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Faisal  6y ago

they still prefer a stick over the PDK, siplmy isn't serious about driving fast ] Another point I've been making about the dual clutch transmission for nigh on a lustrum now is that this system is designed for performance, and anyone who wants to go faster and be more precise with their driving has no other alternative.It's a simple choice, the Corvette is a dinosaur, for little kids who like to play cars and strut their bravado hoping to impress their ignorant friends and unsophisticated girls. The 911, despite its design flaws, is for serious drivers who appreciate a car that will allow them to plumb their own limits as a driver, without winding up upside down in a ditch calling a tow truck which is where the average unschooled Corvette driver so often ends up when they push it a little too far. The 911 is for drivers, the Corvette, any Corvette, is for posers. Which are you? Which do you want to be?I disagree with John, these cars are pretty evenly matched, though he's correct, GM really has to go to their top shelf to challenge even the lowliest 911, so far behind are they in the area of refinement and quality for your money. If the Corvette cost $30,000 it would be a bargain, but for $70,000 it's a ripoff, plain and simple, and GM should be ashamed of themselves for continuing to foist this scam on to the buying public here in the 21st century. If they were selling this car in 1997, it would be impressive, but here in 2012 it's just a joke on everyone who puts out