Talk about impressive! Our friends over at AutoBlog alerted us to the post on CorvetteForum showing that Jamie Furman, driving a stock C6 Corvette Z06 with run flat tires got under 11 seconds, 10.98 to be exact at 129 mph at the Maryland International Raceway. The time was validated by an official at the track, setting the record for the fastest production vehicle!
After watching video after video of other random vehicles with much less power overtaking the Z06 on YouTube, it makes me proud to see Jamie going out and making this happen at MIR.
While the record isn’t recognized necessarily by any governing body, the simple fact that he has the proof to show and that people all over the internet are talking about his achievement is good enough for us!
After reading on in the story, we find out that Furman actually owned Vipers back in the day. Seeing that its usually the Viper-lovers that create the most noise about how they think their car beats the Vette, this should quiet them… at least for a while.
Feel free to head over to AutoBlog for the larger scanned images of both of Jamie Furman’s races, one with the run flat tires and one with special drag tires.
[ AutoBlog ]