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GM Hates The UK, Sets Corvette ZR1 Pricing At Over $200,000

GM has released UK pricing for the Corvette ZR1 »9/26/08 8:00am9/26/08 8:00am at £109,000 — roughly equivalent to $200,167, or about OMG,WTFBBQ,NFW,ROFLCOPTER!!1! in internet dollars. If you aren't a good forex trader, or one of the eleven remaining hedge fund managers with a job, there's no reason for you to read this if you live in Britain,…

Top Gear Reviews 2009 Corvette ZR1, America's Reputation At Stake

Hopefully we'll all have the chance to see a full Top Gear »9/15/08 8:30am9/15/08 8:30am top test of the by Jeremy Clarkson, complete with big powerslides, loud proclamations of "Powwah!" and a power lap by the Stig. However, for the moment you'll have to be happy with 's Paul Horrell, who recently spent time behind the wheel of the new…

First 2009 Corvette ZR1 Rolls Off Assembly Line To Thunderous Media Silence

The much-anticipated 2009 Corvette ZR1 began production, as the first unit finished the assembly process and was delivered to Chevy dealer Dave Ressler during a press event in Bowling Green on Monday. What, you didn't notice? Well, it seems the build coincided with the unveiling of the new Chevy Camaro, forcing the… »7/23/08 9:30am7/23/08 9:30am

Video From Yesterday's Corvette ZR1 Long-Lead Drive Seeps Out, Shows Magazines "Driving" Blue Devil


We'd heard the long-lead media "drive" for the 2009 Corvette ZR1 was yesterday and it looks like the first in-car driving footage is now out on the web, less than 24 hours later. We obviously weren't there, primarily since we'd heard it was all magazines there. Frankly, we just don't need as much time as the… »7/18/08 10:40am7/18/08 10:40am

The Fastest Laps Of The Nurburgring: How The ZR1 Stacks Up

Now that the 2009 Corvette ZR1 has set a lap time of 7:26.4, we've been trying to wrap our heads around just how fast that really is. Sure, it's faster than the GT-R, but we're wondering if there's anything that can make the ZR1 look slow. With the caveat that lap times vary depending on track conditions and driver… »6/27/08 4:30pm6/27/08 4:30pm

Ashley Van Dyke Is NOT Driving A Corvette ZR1 In The Bullrun

A quick glance at the very graphical press release from Ashley Van Dyke, the motor-loving mistress of the Bullrun TV show, and you'll think perhaps she'll be driving the new $413,000 ($105,000 minus dealer markup) and 638 HP 2009 Chevy ZR1 in this week's Bullrun road rally. It's hard not to. It's right there at the… »6/24/08 11:30pm6/24/08 11:30pm

Dealer Gouging Reportedly Sends 2009 Corvette ZR1 To Amazingly Insane Price Of $413,000

The 2009 Corvette ZR1, GM's new mega-powered super car, will reportedly only be offered to the top 338 Chevy dealers nationwide. That effectively shuts out the other 3,594 from the chance of offering one to enthusiastic fans of the bowtied brand. We guess that explains the four-times-the-price gouging we're hearing… »6/23/08 10:00am6/23/08 10:00am

2009 Corvette ZR1 Power Numbers Finalized: LS9 V8 Hits 638 HP!

We got a release from the folks at the General yesterday, and we were told we could run it at midnight-plus-one, but then we forgot about it. These things happen, you know. We mean, who gets excited about something as fait accompli as the 2009 Corvette ZR1 getting just over 620 HP? Well, if your answer is everyone,… »4/25/08 10:20am4/25/08 10:20am

2009 Corvette ZR1 Raptured, Leaves Behind Carefully Labeled Carbon Fiber Clothes

Here's a pretty slick wall display from Plasan, the supplier of the carbon fiber parts for the 2009 Corvette ZR1. Instead of just stacking their stuff on the floor and making a path for people to walk through, like we do in the home office, they decided to utilize the wonders of vertical storage and even went all the… »4/15/08 3:00pm4/15/08 3:00pm

Man Generously Selling First Batch Of Corvette ZR-1's, Only $350,000

We wouldn't blame someone for wanting three 2009 Corvette ZR-1's, as the supercharged V8-powered promises to be the fastest Corvette ever. We guess we can't blame him for selling the other two because, you know, what are you going to do with three of them? But call us old fashioned, because we think charging $350,000… »3/11/08 10:20am3/11/08 10:20am