GM releases in-car video of ZR1's blistering Nürburgring lap [Video]

Although rising fuel prices and stricter emissions regulations worldwide will likely take a bit of super out of future supercars, times are booming right now. Nissan's GT-R set the bar earlier this year when it turned in a lap time of 7 minutes 29 seconds on Germany's famed Nürburgring, but General Motors struck back with a time of 7:26.4 in its Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - and we now have the film to prove it.

General Motors has released the in-car footage from that record-setting lap, which took place on June 27th. Jim Mero was the pilot on that lap, running a complete stock Corvette ZR1 - including pump gas.