Last week, attendees to the NCRS National Convention had the opportunity to visit GM’s Milford Proving Grounds. One of the highlights of the visit was an opportunity for a hotlap in a Corvette ZR1 with Jim Mero, the GM test driver who piloted the Yellow Corvette ZR1 around the Nurburgring in 7:19.63.
Sure, the 2012 Z06 the test pilots from Motor Trend took to the track has some sweet options. There’s the Ultimate Performance Package, the Carbon Fiber Package, and the 3ZL Package. There’s also the Centennial Package, which is designed to ballast the vehicle with extra weight in the form of badges honoring the General’s 100th […]
CF Member Racer Hits the Road in His ZR1by John Coyle There’s nothing like the feeling of the open road. I’ve driven across the country twice?East to West in ’96, North to South in ’08?and both trips have been life-changing experiences. But too often, life turns driving into a chore. So it’s important to get […]
It’s All About Air by Jason Giacchino Natural Aspiration vs. Forced Induction When it comes to reducing something as complex as an internal combustion engine down to its most basic, engines are a lot like giant air pumps. The motion of air is integral to the process in two primary areas: ignition and pressurization of […]
by John CoyleCorvette Forum The Corvette’s fiberglass skin, potent powerplants, and race-proven chassis have long made it a favorite for coachbuilders. Crafting a supercar is a tiny bit easier when you can just play Picasso?and sidestep the whole minefield of designing mechanical bits. So the question is, does this respect for the underpinnings betray a […]