We recently saw the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray tackle the Laguna Seca raceway, but for some European flavor its time to watch a video on the famed Nurburgring.
Undergoing testing on the Nürburgring in preparation for the Euro spec model, Chevrolet timely decided it was a good day to present their efforts to the audience – ultimetly future clients of the American sports car. The clip features Chevrolet Europe technical manager Patrick Herrmann driving the car on the Nordschleife and explaining some of the model’s key features.
According to vehicle dynamics engineer Jim Mero, “[The] Nürburgring is renowned for its demanding race track and it is perfectly suited for our purpose, which is to fine-tune the ride and handling characteristics of the European Corvette Stingray.” He added, “We are paying particular attention to the suspension set-up and the steering at Nürburgring. European roads are quite distinct and different from those in the U.S., and so are driving habits.”
As you may already know, the Corvette Stingray has a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, good for 460 bhp (343 kW) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque. When equipped with the Z51 Performance Package, it enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
Do you know Dacia? I’m actually pretty confident that even if you read this from a remote corner of the Earth you do know what I’m talking about. This is the power of globalization and particularly of Renault, which is behind the success story that we have come to know as the Dacia brand.