America has just invaded Germany. Again.
Bear in mind this has yet to be made official by the folks at GM, but sources are now claiming the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has lapped the Nurburgring in 6:59.13. Supposedly the HD on-board video will be released "soon" to verify the news. The same source also stated the lap was done in a production-spec Z06 equipped with the new fast shifting eight-speed automatic gearbox and wearing the Z07 aerodynamics package.
If confirmed, then the new Corvette Z06 has entered the same sub-7 minute lap time category as the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1 – at a fraction of the price of any of those supercars. We'll bring you more details the moment we have them.