On June 27, 2008 Corvette development engineer (nice work, if you can get it) Jim Mero drove a bone stock, including ordinary pump fuel and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires, Corvette ZR1 around the Nürburgring race track in 7 minutes and 26.4 seconds for an average speed of 104.2 MPH. Safety equipment, including a roll cage and competition seats, were added.
Nürburgring, or "the 'Ring", as it is known to race car fans worldwide, is a race track in Nürburg, Germany. The Nordschleife configuration, which was where the ZR1 was timed, is 12.93 miles (22.81 km.) long with 73 turns.