Yes, this car is super fast......it can only be described as a supercar...the Chevrolet ZR1. This is an incredible beast of a car. 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 the kind of products that GM is capable of producing.
The ZR1 is the best Corvette ever produced.....and it 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. Compare this car against any other supercar....and this is an exceptional bargain. 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.
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.
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, exceptionally fast, powerful super machine with tons of power and torque....it immediately stirs your adrenaline! For a car enthusiast, this is one exceptionally thrilling ride!
The standard Corvette will be produced for a long time...the ZR1 will probably be phased out after this production run. The engineers that developed this supercar have been transferred to other departments....translated it means that they are probably going to discontinue producing this car.
If you can afford one, I would recommend buying it as it will probably become a collector car!