European Export C7 Stingray testing at Nurburgring prior to sales debut.
Nürburgring is a name that evokes strong feelings in any motorsports aficionado; a place where racing history has been made and re-written time and again. It also is the location where 
the European model of the new Corvette Stingray coupe is currently being tested, 
a few months prior to the start of sales in Europe.

“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,” said Jim Mero, vehicle dynamics engineer at General Motors. “We are paying particular attention to the suspension setup and the steering at Nürburgring. European roads are quite distinct and different from those in the U.S., and so are European driving habits.”

Chevrolet’s technical experts are currently assessing two Corvette Stingrays in Europe, both of which are being driven on a wide variety of roads. The testing procedures are part of the GM standard quality control program conducted for each new Chevrolet before it goes on sale in Europe. Patrick Herrmann, technical manager, Chevrolet Europe, is documenting the tests.

“Like the ’63 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences. The all-new Corvette goes farther than ever, thanks to today’s advancements in design, technology and engineering,” said Mark Reuss, President, General Motors North America.

 Equipped with the available Z51 Performance Package, the new C7 Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, braking from 60 to 0 in 107 feet,
and sustaining 1.03-g in cornering.

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