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Old 09-13-2018, 11:03 AM
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https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...rburgring-lap/

not real specific but it turned in under 7 minutes.

I stop the second timer. I look again. Itís not a lap record, itís not even close. And itís certainly not the first American supercar to go under seven minutes. Thatís all I really need to know. Itís all anybody needs to know.

In fact, the lap time is so far off a new lap record that if I were to write it down Iíd probably incur a couple of half-hearted internet forum death-threats, a dozen or so flame-threads and at least a hundred insults.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:12 AM
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So the base, entry level ME goes under 7 minutes, and the author thinks that's unremarkable?
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:20 AM
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Come on..... let's get real! This was nothing more than a 'photo opportunity'. Sure they may have been doing some chassis and software tweaking, but this had nothing to do with establishing any ME performance benchmarks. I would speculate that it will be many months (more likely a year or more from now) before the team sets out with their in house 'hot shoe' and a pre-production Z06 ME to post some real times.

Who knows, they may even follow the Ferrari path and stick to their own 'in house' track for benchmarking.... The 'ring' has a lot of history but I don't think it has the same value it had in years past.
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Ya, I don't believe for a second that it went under 7 minutes. That would be ridiculously fast.
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So the base, entry level ME goes under 7 minutes, and the author thinks that's unremarkable?
Just asking, where does he assumption that this is a base car come from?
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Watching the video, it does not look like the C8 was being pushed to the max, but the tires sounded like they were working HARD!
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Ya, I don't believe for a second that it went under 7 minutes. That would be ridiculously fast.
Agreed. Shoot if Chevy had achieved that already they probably would have blown the lid and told the world.
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Pretty good read. I think he was saying that it didn't go under 7 minutes which would have been a first for an American car.
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Honestly I believe it, remember the gt3 RS that broke the sub 7 mark just a couple months ago? That car has 520 hp. If Chevy made the car lightweight and gave it grippy tires it's very possible

Just imagine , GM goes out and releases the car for 70k, and announces the time to be as fast around the track compared to a 200k Porsche. That's huge marketing opportunity.

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So it needs to beat the Lamborghini Aventador lap times to be worthwhile?
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So the base, entry level ME goes under 7 minutes, and the author thinks that's unremarkable?
He said it isn't the first American supercar to go under 7 mins. He didn't say it did go under 7 mins.

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So it needs to beat the Lamborghini Aventador lap times to be worthwhile?
For $65K too LOL
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Originally Posted by C7pimp View Post
Ya, I don't believe for a second that it went under 7 minutes. That would be ridiculously fast.
Dale Lomas is the ring Guru. He started www.bridgetogantry.com and does not BS. I've been following him for years and he is upstanding and forthright. I absolutely believe in his reporting.
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The way the quote is worded makes it sounds like he thinks a sub 7min lap time sucks. It doesn't suck at all. That's a great time, especially if this was an entry level C8.
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sub 7 minute from a first-model c8 would be freaking phenomenal. I bet this is the 'Z51' equivalent car.
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Everyone, he is saying that this is NOT the first American car to go under 7 mins. In fact, he is downplaying the time he recorded because it probably wasn't super impressive which is why he compared it to the response he got for the ZR1's time. He then goes on to say that who knows how well the car will perform once everything is sorted out.
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Originally Posted by NineVettes View Post
Just asking, where does he assumption that this is a base car come from?
Tires and brakes on the mules that are there.

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Everyone, he is saying that this is NOT the first American car to go under 7 mins. In fact, he is downplaying the time he recorded because it probably wasn't super impressive which is why he compared it to the response he got for the ZR1's time. He then goes on to say that who knows how well the car will perform once everything is sorted out.
I think is quite possibly what he meant. Sure would seem he'd have a different reaction otherwise.
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I gather the same thought from the article. It DID NOT go under 7 mins, that is why it was not worth mentioning the time because CF would eat him alive for the more than likely over 7 min time.
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Originally Posted by eyedeekay View Post
Honestly I believe it, remember the gt3 RS that broke the sub 7 mark just a couple months ago? That car has 520 hp. If Chevy made the car lightweight and gave it grippy tires it's very possible

Just imagine , GM goes out and releases the car for 70k, and announces the time to be as fast around the track compared to a 200k Porsche. That's huge marketing opportunity.
For all those that think the C8 needs to be AWD this is just more proof it doesnít need to be. Porches 2 fastest models are not AWD.
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The STD C7 z51 is probably only good for 7:33 or so.. a 7:15 would be great ... But this is still a test vehicle...gotta get data ..
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