Corvette Stingray testing at Nürburgring
Zurich – Arab Today
Nürburgring is a name that evokes strong feelings in any motorsports aficionado and a place where racing history has been made and re-written times and again
. It also is the location where the European model of the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe is currently being tested, a few months prior to the start of sales in Europe.
"Nürburgring is renowned for its demanding race track and it is perfectly suited for our purpose, which is to fine-tune the ride and handling characteristics of the European Corvette Stingray," said Jim Mero, vehicle dynamics engineer at General Motors. "We are paying particular attention to the suspension set-up and the steering at Nürburgring. European roads are quite distinct and different from those in the U.S., and so are driving habits."
Chevrolet's technical experts are currently assessing two Corvette Stingrays in Europe, both of which are driven on a wide variety of roads. The testing procedures are part of the GM standard quality control program which is conducted for each new Chevrolet model before it goes on sale in Europe.
The tests are documented by Patrick Herrmann, technical manager at Chevrolet Europe. His observations as well as images and videos can be viewed on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr and Instagram.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is the world's fourth largest car brand with annual sales of almost 5 million cars and trucks in more than 140 countries. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality and Chevrolet MyLink intelligent connectivity. Its European line-up includes the Spark and Aveo city cars, the Trax small SUV, the compact Cruze, the Orlando family van, the Captiva compact SUV, the Malibu mid-size sedan, the legendary Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the extended-range Volt electric car.