View Full Version : New up coming ZR 1 Corvette video.

12-17-2007, 12:13 AM

12-17-2007, 02:25 AM

12-17-2007, 06:12 AM
Looks fun... :)

12-17-2007, 11:17 AM
The ZR-1 is said to sell for around $90,000.

12-17-2007, 12:03 PM
The ZR-1 is said to sell for around $90,000.

Know of any specs? Engine output, special trimming, 0-60, 1/4 mile, etc.?

12-17-2007, 12:57 PM
Know of any specs? Engine output, special trimming, 0-60, 1/4 mile, etc.?

All I know is it will be twin turbo and around 600 HP, needless to say it is an insane import killer.

12-18-2007, 12:54 AM
600HP is enough if you ask me, but you can never have enough HP :D

Rollin Thunder
12-18-2007, 12:58 AM
i had a 2005 zr1, but the battery quit working and nobody could fix it so i took it to the city land fill, as it was taking up space in the garage.

o yea, mine was made by power wheels:smilielol:

12-18-2007, 11:05 AM
All I know is it will be twin turbo and around 600 HP, needless to say it is an insane import killer.

It's actually supercharged, not twin turbo'd.

Rollin Thunder
12-18-2007, 01:41 PM
thats the LS9 for the new z06. i dont thing its the same engine for the zr1.

12-18-2007, 05:52 PM
My understanding is that the ZR1 will have the blown motor and the new Z06 will be, just like it is today, a higher output naturally aspirated motor than the one the stock Corvette gets.

12-20-2007, 10:12 AM
Today's Detroit Free Press.



The fastest, most powerful and most expensive Chevrolet Corvette ever will roar to life at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.

Boasting a 620-plus horsepower V8 and a price expected around $100,000, the 2009 Corvette ZR1 is the result of General Motors Corp. chairman Rick Wagoner's challenge to build the ultimate Corvette.

The ZR1 aims to match the performance of supercars like the 612-horsepower $273,845 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 coupe, which accelerates to 62 m.p.h. in 3.7 seconds.

"Our goal with the ZR1 is to show that an American supercar can deliver performance that beats exotics that cost two, three or four times as much," Chevrolet general manager Ed Peper said.

Chevrolet hasn't announced the exact price for the 2009 ZR1, but the supercar was born when Wagoner asked the Corvette team to show him what it could accomplish with a $100,000 Corvette.

Within GM, the secret project was referred to as the Blue Devil, a reference to the mascot for athletic teams at Wagoner's alma mater, Duke University. The super-Vette features a supercharged 6.2-liter version of GM's legendary small-block V8 engine, extensive use of lightweight carbon-fiber body panels and a host of other performance upgrades.

Chevrolet hasn't revealed performance figures yet, but the ZR1 will have a top speed in excess of 200 m.p.h. and will be able to race from zero to 60 m.p.h. in first gear.

"The Corvette is really a brand unto itself," said Michelle Krebs, editor of AutoObserver.com. "The ZR1 is a logical extension of that."

The hand-built engines will come from GM's performance-build center in Wixom. The Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Ky., will build the car.

The ZR1 will be recognizable on the street thanks to a clear panel in the hood that provides a view of the engine, a unique, clear-coated carbon-fiber roof and other changes that include massive disc brakes with a unique shade of blue used only on the ZR1.

It took years to develop the clearcoat for the carbon-fiber because sunlight degrades the material over time. The coating, which only the ZR1 has, uses a special additive to prevent that. The additive alone costs $60,000 a gallon, while the mixture of clearcoat and additive applied to the roof costs $2,200 a gallon.

12-20-2007, 09:46 PM
This will be Chevy's 100,000 Ferrari killer.