Fireblade Concept Is The New 2009 Corvette ZR1

There's little doubt we're fan-boys when it comes to the new 2009 Corvette ZR1. Any time you take a Corvette and give it more power, lighter weight, bigger brakes and a more competent suspension, you're talking about all the ingredients to send our supercar-loving hearts thumping right out of our chest, sign in hand proclaiming, "Do Want!" Then we found this — the Fireblade design concept — a re-skinning of the already potentially iconic Corvette ZR1 by South African designer-wannabe Idries Noah. Now we know it's nothing more than a 3D dream car rather than even a one-off design, it's still making at least one of us feel a level of pants-tightening excitement we haven't felt since the first time we spotted the ZR1 in an embargoed press event the month before the Detroit Auto Show. True, one of us did say...

..."there's a whole lot of mess going on there in the grille area," and another let us know clearly "I hate it." But we don't care. We think it's beautiful and we want to take it home and pet it all day and dress it up in baby clothes and...yeah. That may have gone too far. Oh well, it's hot. [Serious Wheels via World Car Fans]