Corvette ZR1 Shaves Four Seconds Off Nürburgring Lap Time

With GM hotshoe Jan Magnussen in the cockpit of Zee Really fast One » 10/28/08 5:40pm 10/28/08 5:40pm, the General's hypercar trimmed a staggering four seconds off its previous record-breaking lap time, bringing in a 7:22.4 lap around the 13-mile circuit. Although blisteringly quick, the ZR1's new time still falls short of the Viper ACR's best time…

Popular Mechanics Puts Its Own Numbers To The Corvette ZR1

We knew the 2009 Corvette ZR1 » 10/14/08 4:15pm 10/14/08 4:15pm was fast, but until now, we didn’t know how fast it could be in the hands of anyone other than GM’s official test drivers. It appears has strapped its own timing gear to the ZR1 and hit the go pedal. We’re kind of relieved they pulled times slightly slower than those officially quoted…

2010 Camaro SS, 2009 Corvette ZR1 Play Together On Track In An Orgy Of…

This is the first time we've seen both the 2010 Camaro SS » 9/15/08 10:40am 9/15/08 10:40am and the sharing track time, though the video leaves us a bit confused. Yes, the two look great together, and the V8 soundtrack isn't too bad either...except we only get to hear each of the cars sing solo. We were expecting to hear a roaring duet of muscle,…

Top Gear Reviews 2009 Corvette ZR1, America's Reputation At Stake

Hopefully we'll all have the chance to see a full Top Gear » 9/15/08 8:30am 9/15/08 8:30am top test of the by Jeremy Clarkson, complete with big powerslides, loud proclamations of "Powwah!" and a power lap by the Stig. However, for the moment you'll have to be happy with 's Paul Horrell, who recently spent time behind the wheel of the new…

Corvette ZR1 Blitzes Europe With 190 MPH Autobahn Run

Not counting the cars brought over to test on the Nurburgring, this is the first Corvette ZR1 in Europe. So what would you do with a 205 MPH car and a stretch of Autobahn with no speed limit? Exactly. Sure, they only » 9/11/08 10:20am 9/11/08 10:20am hit about 192 MPH, but for an impromptu run with a fair amount of traffic on the road, that's stupid…

2009 Dodge Viper ACR Steals Nürburgring Record From Corvette ZR1, Laps…

A 2009 Dodge Viper ACR has claimed the fastest time ever for a production car around the Nürburgring. The lap of 7:22 is just a few ticks quicker than the 7:26.4 lap » 8/28/08 8:30am 8/28/08 8:30am set by the . It doesn't come as much of a surprise, since the ACR is the most brutal version of the already-unforgiving Viper, whereas the ZR1 actually…

Jim Mero: Corvette ZR1 Could Set Even Faster Nürburgring Lap

Talking to Corvette ZR1 » 8/21/08 10:40am 8/21/08 10:40am engineer Jim Mero during our of the car at GM's proving grounds, we asked him about his . He told us if you inspect , you can see he probably could have shaved at least half a second off the 7:26.4 lap time if he had just taken a few of the turns better. Then, just to prove the point, Mero…

Corvette ZR1 Police Car Will Kick The Corvette Z06 Police Car's Ass

We thought the Corvette Z06 cop car the Royal Oak PD is sporting for the Woodward Dream Cruise was impressive. But now they're rolling out the bigger guns with a Corvette ZR1 police car. The cop driving this 'Vette is exactly 26.3% more bad-ass than the Johnny Law in that weak-sauce Z06. Now you hooligans have to roll… » 8/15/08 3:00pm 8/15/08 3:00pm

2009 Corvette ZR1 Vs. The Competition: By The Numbers

Yesterday, we drove the 2009 Corvette ZR1 both at GM's Milford proving grounds and on the road. Even though we can't tell you about it yet (check back Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 am) we can show you the pictures and take a look at how it stacks up against the competition...by the numbers. Want to know how it… » 8/14/08 6:50pm 8/14/08 6:50pm

Jalopnik Discovers Jake's Unofficial Successor At ZR1 Ice Cream Break,…

We were cruising Woodward a couple minutes ago, scoping things out for spontaneous conflagrations of coolness, and we got way more than we bargained for. Parked outside the Dairy Deluxe, an ice cream parlor staple along the Ave, was a pair of Corvette ZR1s. So of course, like moths to a flame we descended for picture… » 8/14/08 2:40pm 8/14/08 2:40pm

2009 Corvette ZR1 Turns Rear Wheels Entirely Into Smoke!

Last night we showed you a little tease of our upcoming review of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 coming Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 AM. Well, we decided not to tease you too much with thoughts of the ZR1s staggering 638 HP 6.2-liter LS9 engine. Without further ado, here's two awesome, all-American, Godzilla-intimidating… » 8/14/08 12:15pm 8/14/08 12:15pm

Jalopnik's 2009 Corvette ZR1 Test Drive Is Coming Shortly In A Cloud Of…

We asked you earlier today what you wanted to see — and as usual, we've delivered. Although you'll have to wait just a little bit longer for the full Corvette ZR1 test drive — check back during the wee hours of Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 AM — we've got a little treat for you tonight. It's a little exclusive to… » 8/13/08 9:44pm 8/13/08 9:44pm