7 Road & Track PCOY 2016, 9 laptimes and NCM Motorsports Park

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It's November and time for annual round of year-end automotive group tests. Road and Track magazine has published a 9 car comparison titled "Performance Car of the Year 2016".

The test features significant new performance cars - Ferrari 488 GTB, Porsche Cayman GT4 and Mercedes AMG GT S, as well as two domestic rivals - Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Dodge Viper ACR. And yes - that Viper is the same Viper that recently broke 14 production car track records.

The test venue for PCOY 2016 was National Corvette Museum (NCM) Motorsports Park in Kentucky USA, where Road & Track editor-in-chief Larry Webster set laptimes around the combined "East" and "West" course.

Click here for the publication and here for NCM Motorsports Park track page for laptimes.

4y ago by FastestLaps
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BR2+  4y ago

I am surprised it won as well, I thought it would either be the GT4/ACR/ZO6, I mean there is a 25k price difference between the lower, And the ACR could be too extreme or harder to drive, Along with all of them being more so then the GT350, But out of all of them, The GT350 s the one people can relate most too. Unexpected, But great job.


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Flabernat  4y ago

I'm surprised how close the ACR and Z06/Z07 lap-times are. I'm eager to see a direct head to head with a pro behind the wheel, as long as the Z06 doesn't over-heat... :/
Also, congrats to GT530R for winning. Poor Cayman GT4, so much hype, but it didn't win here or MT BDC... Oh well.


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GTSDart  4y ago

"FastestLaps 18 hours ago

Tiny difference between ACR and Z06 times proves how much better laptimes can be when the driver is a development/test driver for that particular car.

If Chevy decided to do a similar lap record stunt like FCA did, they would probably have similar success."

The Viper was driving by Dick Winkler (who works for FCA) and Randy P. (who have ran the Vette numerous times around Many tracks.


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BR2+  4y ago

Key word, "A"...Laptime, Which i cannot argue enough that people shouldnt look at JUST one, Like...


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Mafalda  4y ago

absurd downforce-drag (0-150 mph 1.5s sloweer than old F40) and absurd tyres, according with Kumho official website


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saxy  4y ago

yeah but people are always so naive when looking at a simple laptime.


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FastestLaps  4y ago

Tiny difference between ACR and Z06 times proves how much better laptimes can be when the driver is a development/test driver for that particular car.

If Chevy decided to do a similar lap record stunt like FCA did, they would probably have similar success.