there is No thing that we like to the human beings who to set records and marks with which to demonstrate how big the …. how good we are. The automotive sector could not be left out of them, as demonstrated by the thousands of records that have been signed since the cars came into our lives and became an essential part of it. In addition, we also have to take into account the rivalry that is created between the different brands, because it serves as incentive to improve and be sold to customers.
track Virginia International Raceway, known as VIR, is one of the most complex and technical of the that there is in North America. In this path, as it occurs in the Nordschleife Nürburgring the marks of the country put the maximum of their capabilities to the most athletic models. Some of those that have worked lately in it have been Ford or Chevrolet and both have left registered its own record.
Ford, with the sporting GT, was the last that was made with the title of production car fastest in the VIR, as he completed a lap in 2:43,0 minutes. However, and by chance of fate, has now come Chevrolet with the new Corvette ZR1 (model 2019) and it has been taken from him by a difference of more than five seconds. We say that has been by chance, because according to the own General Motors, Jim Mero, engineer of the group, was putting up the new suspension magnetic of the model, when you inadvertently reached this figure on the circuit.
The time that has signed this new sport is 2:37.25 minutes beating the times set by other sports such as the Porsche 918 Spyder (2:43.1), Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R (2:43.4) and Dodge Viper ACR (2:44.2). In any case, the Corvette that has snatched the title at the Ford GT was equipped with the sport package ZTK Performance Package and the new gearbox cutting machine with 8 speeds.
Taking into account that Chevrolet has achieved a record without looking, Mark Reuss, Executive Vice president of General Motors, stated that
“the record for the Corvette ZR1 at VIR, maybe the circuit’s most challenging in north America, is testimony of its status of supercar. On the track, the ZR1 can compete against any of them, at any price”
good insurance Ford will not be happy, so that perhaps it will not be long in giving you the replica with another preparation of the GT sports.
Source – Chevrolet
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