The C8 Corvette's Nürburgring lap time has just been set
We've seen plenty of evidence of the C8 Corvette's presence at the Nürburgring Nordchliefe, with dozens of spy shots coming from various photographers. Happily, some of those people have managed to time the car, and at an alleged time of 7:28.30 it is far from the fastest Corvette to have gone round the ring.
Furthermore, the last generation C7 ZR1 matched the million dollar Porsche 918 Spyder with a time of 6:57. However, at $130,000 the C7 ZR1 was by far not the cheapest Corvette ever made, especially as the standard C8 will start at just $60,000.
Having said that, this is quite disappointing, the C8 is meant to be a revolutionary platform for Chevrolet. The car is being treated by many as the second coming, and in my opinion it should be able to keep up with its growing reputation. This lap time furthers my point, as many people who have actually driven the car have also said that while good, it isn't the greatest thing ever built.
People must also remember that the corvette is at the end of the day a $60,000 car built by General Motors. And while impressive, Chevrolet had to cut corners somewhere, there is no such thing as a free lunch.