The 2009 Corvette ZR1 was the first car recovered from the massive 30-foot-deep sinkhole at the Corvette Museum and also the first car restored for SEMA.
Despite it being a Friday in the Summer, some of us were working. For example, I drove all three of these. More on that next week. In the meantime, I want to know — what're your driving plans this weekend?
Corvette Racing's Jake mascot made its production car debut on the intake runner of the sinister 638-horsepower Corvette ZR1 because Tom Peters (Corvette Design Director) didn't want to have 3 Corvette flag logos in a row.
NOOOOOO! Unless we're mistaken, the first recorded Corvette ZR1 crash's popped up on eBay, after the driver apparently lost control of Lutz's raging 638 HP hard-on, curbing it very hard. "Buy-It-Now" price? $97,500!
Unfortunately, this deal spotted at a shop in GM's Renaissance Center HQ in Detroit is for the little-known "Big Time Muscle" edition Corvette ZR1 and not its bigger, more people-friendly daddy.
This is it. It's the 2009 all-electric Corvette ZR1. Never heard of it? With a 0-to-30 of less than 1:20 and a 1/4-mile of less than three minutes, you will.
John Heinricy stepped down this past October from his position as Director of GM Performance Division, likely knowing that his group would be disbanded in the wake of the Carpocalypse. But all is not lost. Another performance guru with the same initials has brought him on as a consulting engineer to test the Corvette…