Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

In some of my previous posts, I outlined that some of the cars that GM produces are highly competitive in their respective classes. The Chevrolet Corvette is one of those cars, it is an example of what is going right at GM. Today, I am covering the best Corvette ever the ZR1.

The Corvette ZR1 is an incredible bargain in the super car arena. The ZR1 is the most expensive Corvette at $103,970 plus options, that price is double what the base Corvette costs. It is also the most expensive car that GM has ever produced!
The Corvette's foreign competition is priced $187,830 more for a Mercedes SL65 AMG and $323,940 more for a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.

The supercharged LS9 V-8 delivers a tidal wave of power with 638 hp, the 0-60 is 3.3 seconds, and 60-0 is an amazing 97 feet. The ZR1 earned a 1.07 g on the skidpad. All these numbers are exceptional by any standard. Check out the Motor Trend video.

The braking is handled by huge 15.5 front and 15.0 rear ceramic disks. The ceramic disks make the ZR1 brakes strong, fade resistant and have terrific pedal feel.

Driving the car will give you an impression that the ZR1 can be a very civilized every day driver. But, when you step on the gas you quickly discover that this is no ordinary car. This is a refined, fast, powerful super machine that immediately stirs your adrenaline.

The ZRI uses carbon fiber on the interior, the hood and on the roof of the vehicle. It does not look at outlandish as some of the other super cars it competes against but delivers a superlative driving experience. In a recent Car and Driver comparison test the Corvette ZR1 won a comparison test over some very serious competitors.


  1. Hi Pete .. I watched the video clip .. 638 horsepower! Amazing little car .. looks really great.

    I went to a film last night - Graham Green: "Fallen Idol" made in 1948 .. and there pictures of London .. one of which was a horse drawn milk float (delivering milk to Londoners) .. I just thought about 1 horse v 638 horse power!! & where we've come in as little as just over 100 years ..

    Thanks - Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

  2. Hello Hilary,

    Thank you for posting a comment to my blog! I have added the videos to the blog to give my readers a sense of the car,especially the way it sounds.

    Yes, that is a lot of horsepower! But a great example of a sports car. I appreciate your view and input from across the pond.


  3. We've experienced what 405hp feels like in 2007 Vette. But we can't begin to imagine what 638 ponies feels like. Awesome post on the ZR1. Thanks for sharing and keep it coming.

    Many Blessings....
    Hugo and Roxanne
    ~Believe Achieve~

  4. Hugo and Roxanne,

    Thank you for posting to my blog! I am honored! I appreciate your comments greatly!

    The ZR1 is a fabulous beast! That is the fastest car I have ever driven. My heart was still racing after driving it!

    Many Blessings