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2023 Corvette Z06 Sets Lap Record at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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Canadian Racing Legend Ron Fellows (pictured) set the lap record at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Track in this 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with Z07 package. Photo Chevrolet

Piloted by Canadian racing legend Ron Fellows, Z06 goes 1:22.12 on Grand Prix Circuit.

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has set the new production vehicle lap record on the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) Grand Prix Circuit. Driven by Canadian racing legend Ron Fellows on May 23, 2023, the Z06 with Z07 Performance Package lapped the 3.957 kilometres (2.459-mi.) course in only 1:22.12, making it the fastest production vehicle to ever lap the famed Canadian track.  

Chevrolet shared a video of the record-setting lap, recorded on the Corvette’s available Performance Data Recorder, timed with both the 70th anniversary of the Corvette and the opening day of the Chevrolet Grand Prix at CTMP.

“Setting a new production lap record at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the new Corvette Z06 is a monumental achievement for me,” said Ron Fellows. “This track holds a special place in my heart, and I feel incredibly privileged to have done this in partnership with Chevrolet and the Corvette team.”

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Ron Fellows on his astounding accomplishment,” said James Hodge, Chevrolet Brand Director for Canada. “This new lap record serves as a testament to the unwavering dedication and collaborative spirit shared by Ron and Chevrolet. Together, we have solidified the Corvette’s position at the forefront of high-performance sports cars, and we take great pride in this remarkable achievement.”

While the Z06 was created to dominate the track when it debuted in 1963, the Z06 nameplate has also come to symbolize the perfect combination of track beast and supercar. In its 70th year, the 2023 Corvette Z06, the fastest Corvette ever made, represents the culmination of decades of racing heritage and engineering expertise.

The Z06 is set apart by its beating heart—the all-new, hand-assembled, 5.5L LT6 engine, the highest horsepower, naturally aspirated V8 to hit the market in any production car, ever.

Performance package

Ron Fellows set the CTMP lap record in an Accelerate Yellow 2023 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Performance Package, which takes Z06 performance to its zenith.

Z07 Performance Package features include:

  • Carbon fibre aero package with larger front splitter, front-corner dive planes, a rear wing and underbody strakes that enhance downforce
  • Unique FE7 suspension with specific Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 calibrations
  • Michelin Sport Cup 2 R ZP tires developed specifically for the Z06
  • Brembo carbon ceramic brake system featuring larger, 15.7-inch-diameter (398 mm) front rotors and 15.4-inch-diameter (391 mm) rear rotors

When equipped with the Z07 Performance Package, in the track-prepared configuration on a 300 ft. diameter circle, the car is capable of 1.22 g of road-hugging grip.

 

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