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Video: ZR1 Fail

Too much horsepower, not enough brain cells.

Tags: gm, corvette, zr1, chrysler, 300, srt8, domestic, video

Video: ZR1 Fail
That's what you get for showing off. WARNING: Extreme language. And the video is pretty damn loud when they scream.

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ZR1-powered pickup truck

Haul stuff. Haul ass.

Tags: silverado, zr1, domestic

ZR1-powered pickup truck
Stuffing engine A into automobile B has been part an enthusiast rite of passage for decades. Fast-forward to 2011, and someone has finally jumped to engine Z. Rather, they've taken the engine from a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and slung it betwixt the front fenders of a Silverado pickup truck.

Ford Lightning owners, Dodge Ram SRT owners and Toyota Tundra TRD owners... bow to your new master.

For those of you not familiar with this particular engine (how?), allow us to enlighten you. What you're looking at above is the LS9 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. The power output is rated at 638 horses and 604 pound-feet of torque, and all that forward go is now propelling the rear wheels of a Silverado pickup.

Someone get sandbags, high-octane fuel and a video camera, because we want to see this rig run down the drag strip. Our hats off to the mad minds at Houston-based Fastlane for their unholy creation.

Source: AutoBlog

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Comparison: Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 Turbo

See the results from MotorTrend.

Tags: gm, chevrolet, corvette, zr1, porsch, 911 turbo, european

Comparison: Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 Turbo
One is an American-bred land rocket and the other a Teutonic track terror. They are the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo, and Motor Trend has pitted them head-to-head.

Former Autoblog scribe and known flip-flop aficionado Jonny Lieberman provides the voice work and the words for the buff book's latest supercar comparo, with Herr Lieberman calling the 911 Turbo "the fastest manual transmission car we've ever tested." Acceleration is one thing, but what about sex appeal? According to Jonny, "... both cars were alternately parked in front of my house for two weeks, but I discovered pink lipstick marks only on the Corvette's windshield. That's right, someone kissed the ZR1."



Source: MotorTrend via AutoBlog

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2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Full Test and Video

InsideLine shows off the new Performance Traction Management system.

Tags: gm, chevrolet, corvette, zr1, domestic

2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Full Test and Video
Here's the thing about a car that produces 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. These staggering numbers are superb ammunition for bench-racing, but reality tells us that of the few who can afford a $109,130 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, far fewer can actually drive this car anywhere near its potential.

Chevrolet knows this.

Even as forgiving as the Corvette ZR1 is when it comes to handling, it makes enough power to demand specialized, exacting attention to the use of its throttle. And that kind of attention is something that's often beyond the capability of the very people who find themselves piloting one of these latent liability cases.

It is this knowledge that has motivated Chevrolet to integrate many of the subsystems already in use within the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to create its new-for-2010 Performance Traction Management (PTM) system — an advanced, adjustable combination of chassis control systems designed to enhance the ZR1's performance in the hands of any driver. Full read and video at the source!

Source: InsideLine

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Tornado Destroys 2010 Corvette ZR-1

A project car that is definitely a project.

Tags: chevrolet, corvette, zr1, domestic

Tornado Destroys 2010 Corvette ZR-1
If you’re looking for a good candidate for a project car, We have a car for you! While we were surfing the web, we came across a beautiful 2010 Chevy Corvette ZR1 located in Dallas, Texas. The vehicle is located on Copart.com where all of the ‘need-to-know’ information can be found...

When you see the photos, it appears that the 'Vette was a flood victim with mud and debris crammed into every orifice, but a Corvette forum member informed us that the ZR1 was actually in a mid-western tornado! The original value of this ‘show piece’ is estimated at $107,805, but you can have it back out on the street again with a $20,000 bid and just $74,000 in repairs. The silver coupe harnesses a 6.2 liter LS series engine which provides over 600 horsepower to the rear wheels --or lack there of.

Although it breaks our heart to see such a beautiful car waisted, we still got a kick out of Copart’s listing of primary damage as ‘ALL OVER.’ Would this qualify as the World’s first 300mph ZR1?

Source: LSXTV
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OMG

ZR1.

Tags: chevrolet, corvette, zr1, domestic, funny, other

OMG
The reaction by many when they see it on the road.

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Not My Idea of Fun

Poor ZR1. :(

Tags: gm, chevrolet, corvette, zr1, domestic

Not My Idea of Fun
Hopefully he has the best snow tires money can buy.
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Video: Clarkson tests R8 V10 against Corvette ZR1

See what Top Gear thinks!

Tags: top gear, gm, chevrolet, corvette, zr1, audi, r8, european, domestic

Video: Clarkson tests R8 V10 against Corvette ZR1
If you missed Top Gear this past weekend, you missed a pretty exciting segment where Jeremy Clarkson test-drives the Audi R8 5.2 FSI V10 and compares it to GM’s Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Wondering who won? Watch the video!

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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 completely destroyed

Worst crash ever?

Tags: gm, chevrolet, corvette, zr1, domestic

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 completely destroyed
What you see above is a picture of a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 completely destroyed after a horrible head on crash.

Source: WreckedExotics

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Corvette ZR1 gets the cover of Gran Turismo PSP

ZR1 gets the cover

Tags: corvette, corvette zr1, gran turismo.gran turismo psp, videogames

Corvette ZR1 gets the cover of Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi picks the image that goes on the cover of each breathlessly-awaited edition of the franchise. For the latest version of the game for the PSP, the Corvette ZR1 graces the box. Though he hails from Japan where there's many flavors of off-the-hook cars from the island's indigenous automakers, Yamauchi's got a love affair with American iron. "If you're looking for the optimum specs, layout, and styling in an FR car, it would be the ZR1," Yamauchi told Motor Trend

The second American car to decorate a Gran Turismo box (the first being a Ford GT), the single Corvette image won out over a mock-up that included a Viper and a Mustang. It seems that while Gran Turismo gives gamers access to cars they may never see in the flesh, it does afford its maker the ability to poke around real examples of such awe-inspiring vehicles. For most GT fans, both new versions of the game and the cars that inhabit its digital simulations are the things of feverish dreams. The difference is that when the game finally drops, it will be obtainable.

Source: Motor Trend
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Bertone Mantide going to the Nurburgring

We will see if it tops the ZR1 time.

Tags: bertone, mantide, corvette, zr1, domestic

Bertone Mantide going to the Nurburgring
Remember the Bertone Mantide? Yes - that insane looking car based on the Corvette ZR1. Well, it seems like owner Dan Watkins wants to take his Mantide to the Nurburgring and pin it up against the 7:26.4 Nurburgring lap time of the Corvette ZR1 itself.

According to Jason Castriota, Bertone’s chief designer, Watkins is really excited to take his new supercar to the Nurburgring.

“It has been a dream of mine from the outset of this project,” Jason told PistonHeads. ”The logistics are not easy, as we’ll need to hire a professional driver - somebody who’s truly a Nurburgring expert like Stefan Roser - and then get the circuit closed for a few days.”

The Bertone Mantide is powered by an LS9 engine making a total of 638-hp, which allows for a 0 to 62 mph time of just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.

Source: eGMCarTech

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2010 Hennessey Z700 unveiled

This could be the ultimate ZR1.

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2010 Hennessey Z700 unveiled
Hennessey Performance Engineering makes the point that track-oriented Porsche owners can opt up from a normal 911 to a GT3 RS and Viper owners can choose the ACR edition, so what's out there for ZR1 owners who want a more hardcore machine? To answer that question, HPE has introduced the Z700 for 2010.

The exclusive new model features a number of enhancements that go beyond the requisite power increase, which in this case jumps from 638 to 705 dyno-tuned hp. HPE has also put the ZR1 on a diet, shedding pounds by adding lightweight carbon fiber seats and carbon fiber wheels wrapped in a Michilin Pilot Cup Sport tires. The wheels alone scrub off 60 lbs. of rotating weight. Aero enhancements include Hennessey's Z-Aero carbon fiber front splitter, canards and rear spoiler, all of which add 300 lbs. of downforce. Finally, an alcantara steering wheel and shift knob should feel better in the hand when barnstorming the track.

Hennessey plans to prove that the Z700 is a big improvement over the ZR1 by taking direct aim at the standard car's Nürburgring lap time of 7:26. They'll be flying to Germany with a Z700 later this year to take their best shot, but considering that HPE is perhaps the only only tuning company with its very own on-site track, Lonestar Motorsports Park, we expect good results.

Only 24 examples will be produced, and customers who order a Z700 also get a one-day performance driving instruction course at Lonestar Motorsports Park. Total cost for a base Z700 will start at $207,150, which also includes the cost of a donor ZR1. That's nearly a six-figure increase over the base price of a ZR1.

Source: AutoBlog
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MotorTrend pits Corvette ZR1 against F/A-18 Hornet

Pretty amusing.

Tags: motortrend, chevrolet, corvette, zr1, domestic

MotorTrend pits Corvette ZR1 against F/A-18 Hornet
The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has dominated everything in its $100,000 price range, and quite a few supercars that double or triple its MSRP. With just about everything with four wheels subservient to the ZR1, MotorTrend decided to forgo cars and trucks for something with a bit more boost.

MotorTrend's Aurthor St. Antoine thought a more credible contender against the ZR1 would be an F/A-18 Hornet from the Blue Angel squad. So it was Blue Devil vs. Blue Angel, with one vehicle doling out 638 hp and able to hit 60 in 3.3 seconds, and the other capable of mach 1.8 and packing 32,000 pounds of thrust. It doesn't exactly sound like a fair fight, but the race is pretty simple: the first to the one-mile mark wins. Video in the jump!



Source: Autoblog

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GM Increases 2010 Corvette ZR1 MSRP by $2,910

Still worth the cost and you know it!

Tags: gm, chevrolet, corvette, zr1, domestic

GM Increases 2010 Corvette ZR1 MSRP by $2,910
The cost to own America's own 638-horsepower supercar just got more expensive. GM recently released prices of all Corvette models to dealers and the 2010 Corvette will now start at $107,830. Add the required $1,700 gas guzzler tax for the Corvette ZR1 and the new out the door price increases to $109,530, an increase of $2,910 over the 2009's MSRP + gas tax of $106,620.

Although no one likes to see prices increases year to year, we're not at all surprised as dealers routinely sell the Corvette ZR1 for $10,000 or more over the MSRP. The new price adds a little more profit to GM and well-healed buyers probably won't balk at the new pricing. Details in the jump!

GM has not yet released the Options Package pricing yet, but we expect that to remain in the neighborhood of $10,000 for the 3ZR package. In addition to the Chrome ZR1 wheels, the 2010 Corvette ZR1 will feature a new competition gray wheel which we expect pricing to be similar to the 2009 wheel upgrade price of $2,000. So using 2009's pricing as the basis for calculating the price of a loaded 2010 Corvette ZR1, expect to pay $121,530.

The 2010 Corvette ZR1 does feature several new enhancements over the current model. New is the Performance Traction Management technology, Launch Control and standard side air bags. A new cashmere interior will be available later this fall and now the Corvette ZR1 can be ordered in any of the Corvette’s standard colors including Torch Red, Arctic White and Crystal Red Metallic.

Source: Corvette Blogger

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GM engineer drops ZR1 LS9 in '69 Camaro

Big dick swingin between the knees!

Tags: domestic, pro touring, camaro, zr1, ls9

GM engineer drops  ZR1 LS9 in '69 Camaro
For many auto enthusiasts, the golden age of automotive styling was during 1960s, when designers had virtual free reign on their designs and didn't have to worry about aerodynamics, pedestrian crumple zones and other such ‘nuisances’. At the same time, the ‘60s could hardly be called the high point of automotive technology, and the development of engines, brakes, suspension components and transmissions still had a long way to go.

Fast forward to 2009, and legendary GM engineer and pro-touring car builder Mark Stielow appears to have created the perfect marriage of automotive styling and technology - and by this we mean a 1969 Butternut Yellow Chevrolet Camaro with GM's insane LS9 V8 dropped into its engine bay.



For the uninitiated, the LS9 supercharged V8 is the most powerful production engine GM has ever made, with a mind-numbing 638hp (476kW) and 604lb-ft (819Nm) of torque on tap. It currently resides in the mighty Corvette ZR1 supercar and is available as a standalone crate engine for $21,000.

Named 'The Jackass', Stielow’s LS9-powered Camaro also takes the same wheels and super wide sport tires from the ZR1 to help transmit all that power to the road. The only issue that could crop up from this is trying to stop the car at 180mph with the stock Camaro brakes, but luckily these have also been replaced with the same carbon-ceramic units found in the ZR1.

A quick chassis dyno reveals that the car makes around 511hp (381kW) at its rear wheels, transmitted through a Tremec T56 6-speed transmission borrowed from the Dodge Viper. With all that power, we can expect lightning fast acceleration although no performance figures have been released.

As for the price of all those tantalizing mods, Stielow revealed to Edmunds that it’s actually cheaper to buy the Corvette ZR1 – but who could say no to an LS9-powered 1969 Camaro if money was no option?

Source: MotorAuthority.com

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