The Fastest Street-Legal Cars To Lap The Nurburgring

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 fastest cars
Photo by Chevrolet
Photo by Chevrolet

In 1962, Chevrolet introduced the "Z06" option package for the Corvette. Its intention was to up the performance and make the ‘Vette more competitive in SCCA Production racing. Today, the Z06 moniker is synonymous with speed, and while it’s no longer a homologation special for racing, it is a track-focused destroyer of lap-times that can be used every day.

The monster under the hood of the Z06 is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 650-horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Chevrolet, a Nurburgring regular, never officially posted a lap time for the Z06, but German car magazine Sport Auto managed a 7:13.90 with it.