2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 laps Nurburgring in 7:13.90 (video)

Sport Auto magazine from Germany has punted the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 around the Nurburgring in a dashing lap time of 7:13.90.

At this lap time, the Corvette Z06 becomes one of the quickest production sports cars to ever lap the circuit, even putting a few supercars to shame. It also becomes the quickest Corvette production car at the German track.

This is, of course, until the new ZR1 comes along. Interestingly, when we spotted a prototype of the new ZR1 at the Nurburgring a few weeks ago, we also saw this very Z06 (with same registration plate) lapping the circuit right behind the ZR1.

Powering the current Z06 is a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 producing 485kW. This is matched to a seven-speed manual transmission, with rear-wheel drive. An eight-speed auto is also available.

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At 7:13.90, the Z06 is right up against the likes of the Porsche 918 Spyder (7:13), the Lexus LFA Nurburgring package (7:14.64), and 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 (7:12.7). The nearest Chevrolet is the Camaro ZL1 1LE (7:16.04).

Check out the full lap video below to see how it looked. And keep an eye on the awesome speeds driver Christian Gebhardt hits.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.