Corvette ZR1 Shaves Four Seconds Off Nürburgring Lap Time

With GM hotshoe Jan Magnussen in the cockpit of Zee Really fast One »10/28/08 5:40pm10/28/08 5:40pm, the General's hypercar trimmed a staggering four seconds off its previous record-breaking lap time, bringing in a 7:22.4 lap around the 13-mile circuit. Although blisteringly quick, the ZR1's new time still falls short of the Viper ACR's best time of…

Economic Woes Force Corvette Assembly Line Slowdown, Layoffs

From the "now you know it's bad" files, the Corvette »9/15/08 4:20pm9/15/08 4:20pm assembly line in Bowling Green, KY will shut down for the week of October 6, then restart at a reduced line speed of 15 cars per hour, down from 18.5 now. claims the stoppage will be the first inventory-related closure of the line since 1995, and could result in…

Secrets Of The 2009 Corvette ZR1: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Tires

One of the most impressive things about the 2009 Corvette ZR1 is how much grip it has. Normally, sticking 638 HP into something that weighs just 3,350 LBS and driving only the rear wheels would result in massive amounts of wheel spin, both in a straight line and around corners. But in the ZR1, it doesn't — not without… »8/27/08 4:00pm8/27/08 4:00pm

Buy A 2009 Corvette ZR1 For Only $81,000... Over MSRP

Mac Haik Chevrolet in Houston, Texas is offering you the chance to buy a 2009 Corvette ZR1 for the low price of $185,000 (just $81,000 over MSRP ), thus answering Suze Orman's ZR1 ownership question with a definitive "NO!" Even better, if you buy the black-on-black ZR1 you'll have to wait at least a month because, as… »8/08/08 4:20pm8/08/08 4:20pm

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

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

Chevy Gets A 2009 Corvette ZR1 Right To The Chin Hey, Look, A ZR1

Looks like Jay Leno is going to be the first journalist with a drive of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 as these pictures — taken by Jalopnik reader Brendan McAleer — show. That is definitely the Chin taking a spin around Detroit. Guess that means that the current store on autojounro ZR1 drives sits as follows: Pop Mechanics 1, »5/05/08 1:20pm5/05/08 1:20pm

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 Spotted At Laguna Seca, $1000 Bounty Goes Unawarded

Sorry folks, it looks like even with our legions of loyal readers seeking a quick buck by way of our ground-breaking $1000 bounty on spy photos of the 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1, it just wasn't enough to beat some kid in a forum. That's where we found this shot of the new super-Vette which apparently hit the track this… »10/19/07 11:03pm10/19/07 11:03pm