Chevrolet Is Hoping To Have The 2019 ZR1 Run A Sub-7 Minute Lap
November 29th, 2017
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 was unveiled this month and it’s being reported that Chevrolet is shooting to have it run a sub-7 minute Nurburgring lap time.
We know it’s a fast car with the 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 V8 putting out 755 horsepower and 715 lb.-ft. of torque but the question is will it be faster than the C7 Z06 which ran a time of 7 minutes 13 seconds? If it is and can manage a time under 7 minutes it would even beat out the Viper ACR and get close to the Lamborghini Aventador’s time of 6:59. Do you think they can pull it off?
This week on PowerNation Katie’s featured ride belongs to viewer Dave Schultz from Ohio, it’s his 1963 Ford F100. He got the truck in 1991 and along with his friends rebuilt the truck to what you see now. After cutting away a lot of rust he added an Art Morrison rear clip and a Fat Man Fabrication front end and lowered it all 14 inches. Under the hood a stout 510 cubic inch big block making about 500 horsepower.
It’s painted in PPG Dodge “Viper Blue” but kept the interior looking stock. The problem came when the truck was all done Dave has killer heating issues in the cab with heat moving in from the engine and exhaust. He was stuffing towels and sweatshirts all over the cab to keep the heat from getting in, to no avail. His friend turned him on to Lizard Skin and now after the truck had been built sprayed on both Ceramic Insulation and Sound Control. Problem solved. Once again the automotive aftermarket to the rescue! Check it out this week along with some serious tech from our four shops.