Unconfirmed 2020 C8 Corvette Nurburgring lap time surfaces
The car's alleged time is a good baseline, but off the pace of some big boys.
When any new, speculatively game changing car comes out you can bet the house that the rumor mill will be flying up until any official numbers come to light. And that's exactly what we have today.
According to Muscle Cars & Trucks, the C8 has lapped the 'Ring unofficially with a time of 7:28. That might not sound fast considering the records are more than 30 seconds clear of this time, but this is actually a very strong baseline. The lap was reported to have been done with the Z51 package which is 1 level up from the base model.
There's no video of the lap even though the original source has a screen shot of an alleged video feed. The time is unconfirmed by Chevy or anyone on the Corvette team. MC&T says they have "exclusive reports," even though nothing they are currently reporting is confirmed.
If this comes to light to be full true, then you can bet they will be going for a better time because 7:28 is close to a Camaro ZL1 (7:29) and a BMW M4 GTS (7:27) and the C8 should, in theory, have better performance than both of those cars. My guess, and this is only speculation, is that this was a shakedown run before a real official time is made. To put that in perspective in 2014 a McLaren 650 S lapped the 'Ring in 7:35.
When a real lap is done, look for the C8 to do it in a sub 7:20 time and the Z06 variant to do it in sub 7 minutes, if they make the lap attempt at all.