So, Chevrolet has not revealed the lap time yet. This Nurburgring lap time comes from the publication Muscle Cars and Trucks. That publication has been a source for reliable news in the past, so there’s a good chance that the time it is reporting is accurate.
What’s the time? 7:28.30. That would make it a few seconds faster than the C7 Corvette Stingray Z51 and not quite as quick as the C7 Corvette Grand Sport. This would jive with what Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter who said on Autoline. Juechter said that the C8 Corvette ZR1 would be a couple of seconds faster than the same model C7.
Muscle Cars and Trucks didn’t say where it got the time from. It just asks that you look at its previous reporting, which is accurate and trust the publication is telling the truth. We’d like to do so, but we’ll also be keeping an eye out for an official comment from Chevrolet.
In terms of where the C8 falls with the competition, Muscle Cars and Trucks notes that it falls between the 2007 Porsche 911 GT2 and the BMW M4 GTS. Both of those cars are formidable opponents. If this time is accurate, it shows that Chevrolet may have its work cut out for it if it wants to break the seven-minute mark with one of the higher trim level Corvettes. However, we expect with a lot more power, the company will be able to do so.