Chevrolet Corvette Z06 laptime at Willow Springs

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 completed a flying lap of Willow Springs in 1 minute and 25 seconds.

Track Willow Springs
Type flying start
Vehicle Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7)
Power / weight 659 ps / 1609 kg
Driver Randy Pobst
Time 1:25.000
Submitted 20.03.2015 by motortrend
Reference http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1503_2015_chevrolet_corvette_z06_track_retest/
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saxy  3y ago

yeah i believe so too


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lafars  3y ago

didn't chevrolet pull a mclaren with this lap (EVO angeley lap)?


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NIN  3y ago

@ BEBUNC1

I did not "make that up". If you want the link to Scott Evan's quote, click below...

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1503_2015_chevrolet_corvette_z06_track_retest/

... and read the comments. Scott Evans' comments have a green "No Parking" avatar. Take it up with him.

They gave both cars what they needed. GT-R NISMO needed 93, they didn't have 93 in California, they "made" 93 for it. The Z06 doesn't need 93.


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BEBUNC1  3y ago

@NIN, nowhere does it state in the owner's manual that 'optimal performance is achieved on 91 octane'. Either you made that up or Scott is wrong. No forum, GM rep, or engineer specifies 'maximum performance' on 91. It clearly states to use 91 octane or HIGHER to prevent engine damage. The gain might be negligible, but it eliminates the bias of a fuel variable in the comparison. Yes, the Z06 would benefit slightly (in terms of HP gain) from a higher octane fuel... and is directly related to high compression ratio and efficiency of of the LT4. You now why it was tuned/developed to run on at least 91 octane??? Simple. This is a California requirement... and a good amount of Corvette's are sold in California. It is not GM's fault that the NISMO will not 'properly' run on 91 octane. Again, the Z06 owner's manual states 91 or HIGHER. Good research always strives to eliminate variables when possible, so this was a flaw in this comparison... I don't give a crap how small the variable is. Flawed. All comparisons should always strive to eliminate variables when possible.


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Shaggy  3y ago

I'd get the manual.


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BR2+  3y ago

I can see why one would get an auto, Easier to live with, Much easier to use in heavy traffic, prolly better mpg depending, Bragging rights for speed, But this is a ZO6, You get the manual, Atleast i would.

Im telling you though my MultiManumatic tranny is the way to go.


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NIN  3y ago

@ BEBUNC1

According to Scott Evans...

"The octane booster was added to bring the GT-R's fuel up from 91 octane to 93 octane. Race gas is typically 100 octane. The GT-R does not run properly on 91 octane and would be at an obvious disadvantage. The Z06 will perform at its maximum on 91 octane and thus did not require octane booster."

The octane booster was bought from a local store. Nissan didn't provide anything.

The NISMO requires 93, it isn't just a recommendation. The Z06 doesn't require 93.


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Flabernat  3y ago

I thought the only heat issues were with the auto's?... So get a manual, case closed.


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BEBUNC1  3y ago

Funny.. MT let Nissan engineers add and unspecified 'octance booster' to the GTR. Z06 was on pump 91... that in itself will result in heatsoak with pulled timing. And the Z06 owner's manual specifies at least 93 for track use. Typical.


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kstart  3y ago

Yeah all three cars MT tested were slower than a GT-R down the main strait, this car must really have shitty aerodynamics that combined with it's engine inconsistency issues. They probably figured the car has enough torque so why not go all out on tires and downfroce.


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saxy  3y ago

285 and 335 tires. Its no wonder its good in the corners and brakes.


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BR2+  3y ago

Well, It just did..


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Jp  3y ago

No way this beats a Nismo on the track or off, AWD will rip you out of the hole every time .cant beat AWD.



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vettman  3y ago

Not a valid stock time. Car was not in stock factory configuration with an aftermarket shock "tune".


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BR2+  3y ago

Well hopefully they will have fixed it in the upper models when they come out.


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saxy  3y ago

Nice, but the car still overheating and being slower on the straights than the much heavier and less powerful GTR... interesting.

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