Motor trend recently had the opportunity to take America’s favorite sports car Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the gorgeous and ALL new 2013 Dodge SRT Viper to the Mazda Race way – Laguna Seca in Salinas, CA for an awesome day at the track. Guess what? They broke a track record!
Both cars were reported to have been amazing track cars but there was a surprise in store. Randy Pobst who is an American race car driver had the privilege to be behind the wheel of the Corvette ZR1 as he broke the Laguna Seca track record at 1:33.70. This comes in just below the previous record which was set by a 2010 Dodge Viper ACR 3-years ago at 1:33.90. That’s hugely impressive considering the ZR1 used was completely stock as you would buy it from a Chevrolet dealer.
Oh and in case you are wondering. The new SRT Viper lapped Laguna Seca at 1:35.77. Yes, it’s slower than the previous ACR that held the record, but that’s an ACR and this was a standard Viper