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News 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Might Bust Up Nürburgring Lap Times

2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Might Bust Up Nürburgring Lap Times

A Z51 Performance Package 2020 Chevrolet Corvette laps the Nürburgring in 7:29.9

  • The C8 is such a phenomenon that it will get a two-part documentary.
  • Chevrolet releases the C8’s Nürburgring lap times and it’s frighteningly impressive.
  • 2019 Was the year of the C8 Corvette, 2020 Will be the year of the C8 Corvette too.

The all-new 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette is well on its way to upset the balance in the high-performance automotive force. And it won’t be the last time. The single lap of the Nürburgring in 7:29.9 positioned the C8 Corvette in the heart of a group that includes super star cars like the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, the Ferrari Enzo and 812 Superfast, Porsche Carrera GT, the BMW M4 GTS and many more. All these cars covered the lap between 7:25 and 7:30.

Back in 2017, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 lapped the famed circuit in 7:29.6 while a supercharged C6 Corvette ZR1 did it in 7:26.4. So what are we saying? All this new 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette had over the bone-stock car is the affordable and available Z51 Performance Package which includes Brembo brake, performance suspension, exhaust, limited slip differential and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Imagine what a Grand Sport will do. A Z06? How about a ZR1?

Back in 2017, a C7 Corvette Z06 covered the Nürburgring lap in 7:13.9, the fastest recorded time in the List of Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times. And so, it is very conceivable that a hyped-up C8 will drop below the 7-minute mark.

As you can see, we’re nowhere near the end of stories to write on the all-new 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette. As well, GM’s deemed the Vette worthy of a two-part documentary. So far, we have a teaser to share.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | Photo: Olivier Delorme

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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