Nurburgring Nordschleife Racetrack Lap Times – ‘Ring Masters

As the phrase “tuned at the legendary Nürburgring” has found its way into ad copy for more and more performance cars, lap times at the Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack have become the newest measure of performance, taking their place alongside top speed, quarter-mile, and 0-to-60-mph times. Most recently Chrysler, which had not done any development work at the track, took a SRT10 ACR to the ‘Ring, seeking to beat the time set only a couple months before by the new ZR1. “One of the big driving factors for us going,” said SRT engineer Mike Shinedling, “was that we got so many letters and e-mails from Viper owners.” The result? The Viper ACR’s time beat the ZR1’s, and Viper owners everywhere have a new bar boast. There’s no official sanctioning body for Nürburgring lap times, but figures for some recent production cars are listed to the right, as reported by their manufacturers.

The Times, They Are a-Changin’

7:22  SRT10 ACR
Driver: Tom Coronel
Note: Hard Core Package

7:26  Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6)
Driver: Jim Mero

7:28  Pagani Zonda F Clubsport
Driver: Marc Basseng

7:28  Porsche Carrera GT
Driver: Walter Röhrl

Driver: Toshio Suzuki

7:32  GT2
Driver: Walter Röhrl

7:42  Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6)
Driver: Jan Magnussen

7:56  Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C5)
Driver: John Heinricy

7:59  Chevrolet Corvette (C6)
Driver: John Heinricy
Note: Z51 package

7:59  -V (2009)
Driver: John Heinricy
Notes: Automatic transmission, sport mode engaged

8:19  (2004)
Driver: John Heinricy

8:20  Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbocharged
Driver: John Heinricy

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