Corvette ZR1 Crashes Doing Celebratory Burnout

This past weekend was the Michigan Mile, an event to see just how fast you can go on a runway in Battle Creek. A Corvette ZR1 in attendance did a couple runs, probably ludicrously fast runs, without issue. Then he did a burnout and crashed into things. Whoops. » 7/08/13 10:00am 7/08/13 10:00am

Juan Pablo Montoya Abuses A Corvette ZR1 With Me In It

Flat out, power-sliding in a Corvette ZR-1 at a hundred miles an hour was probably the wrong place to mockingly ask NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya if he was "having fun turning right." Don't worry, he punished me for it. » 8/13/10 3:30pm 8/13/10 3:30pm

It's A Corvette ZR1 Fire Sale!

For the nine people sitting on the fence about buying a $109K Corvette ZR1, today's a good day. GM's offering either 0% financing or $5000 rebates on 2009's and $3000 off the 2010's. Everybody else? Remain poor and ZR1-less. [CorvetteBlogger] » 7/19/10 1:30pm 7/19/10 1:30pm

General Lee Corvette ZR1: YEEEE HAAAAW!

Take the fastest car GM's ever built, slap on a famous Dodge Charger paint job. The result? The General Lee Corvette ZR1. It ran in last week's Gold Rush Rally and it's everything a Duke boy could ever want. » 6/21/10 10:30am 6/21/10 10:30am

Tornado Wrecks $120,000 Corvette ZR1

It's not just Dodge Vipers and SRT-10s getting wrecked by mother nature. Feast your eyes on this mud-caked Corvette ZR1 absolutely destroyed by a twister. Why does mother nature hate American sports cars? » 6/10/10 2:00pm 6/10/10 2:00pm

Corvette ZR1 Race Car Crashes At Watkins Glen

According to reader Cody Ace, (that name totally sounds like a movie name) this race-built Corvette ZR1 met the wall with furious vengeance at Watkins Glen last weekend. For a privateer car, that's a helluva bump. Damage mega-gallery below. » 10/06/09 9:30pm 10/06/09 9:30pm

How We Built A 638 HP LS9 Engine For A Corvette ZR1

It's not every day you get to hand-build a 638 HP LS9 engine that'll slip under the hood of a Corvette ZR1. Yesterday was one of those days. Here's how the magic is made. » 10/01/09 3:00pm 10/01/09 3:00pm

The $2 Million Showdown: Bertone Mantide vs. Corvette ZR1

Stile Bertone's Mantide now has a price and production run size: $2,000,000 and ten. Let's see if it's worth the 20× premium over its donor car: the Corvette ZR1. » 5/04/09 3:30pm 5/04/09 3:30pm

First Crashed Corvette ZR1 Hits EBay For Only $97,500

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! » 5/04/09 12:00pm 5/04/09 12:00pm

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 5:40pm 10/28/08 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…

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

GM has released UK pricing for the Corvette ZR1 » 9/26/08 8:00am 9/26/08 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,…

Corvette ZR1 Independently Dynos 530 Rear-Wheel Horsepower

NASCAR’s Hendricks Motorsports picked up five Corvette ZR1 » 9/24/08 4:15pm 9/24/08 4:15pms at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green last week with Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson in tow. They promptly dropped two of the cars straight on a dyno in North Carolina to see just what the super-Vettes were making at the rear wheels. The results? 530 HP and…

UK Top Gear Comes Back To America, Tests Corvette ZR1, Challenger SRT8,…

The crew from Top Gear UK » 9/19/08 9:40am 9/19/08 9:40am, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, are out in Nevada with no less than a , a and a , according to the forum fanboys over at . The boys arrived in San Francisco on Wednesday and apparently proceeded to Reno where they were snapped hopping into their respective rides for what…

Corvette ZR1 Blitzes Europe With 190 MPH Autobahn Run

Not counting the cars brought over to test on the Nurburgring, this is the first Corvette ZR1 in Europe. So what would you do with a 205 MPH car and a stretch of Autobahn with no speed limit? Exactly. Sure, they only » 9/11/08 10:20am 9/11/08 10:20am hit about 192 MPH, but for an impromptu run with a fair amount of traffic on the road, that's stupid…

Corvette ZR1 Police Car Will Kick The Corvette Z06 Police Car's Ass

We thought the Corvette Z06 cop car the Royal Oak PD is sporting for the Woodward Dream Cruise was impressive. But now they're rolling out the bigger guns with a Corvette ZR1 police car. The cop driving this 'Vette is exactly 26.3% more bad-ass than the Johnny Law in that weak-sauce Z06. Now you hooligans have to roll… » 8/15/08 3:00pm 8/15/08 3:00pm

2009 Corvette ZR1 Vs. The Competition: By The Numbers

Yesterday, we drove the 2009 Corvette ZR1 both at GM's Milford proving grounds and on the road. Even though we can't tell you about it yet (check back Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 am) we can show you the pictures and take a look at how it stacks up against the the numbers. Want to know how it… » 8/14/08 6:50pm 8/14/08 6:50pm

Jalopnik Discovers Jake's Unofficial Successor At ZR1 Ice Cream Break,…

We were cruising Woodward a couple minutes ago, scoping things out for spontaneous conflagrations of coolness, and we got way more than we bargained for. Parked outside the Dairy Deluxe, an ice cream parlor staple along the Ave, was a pair of Corvette ZR1s. So of course, like moths to a flame we descended for picture… » 8/14/08 2:40pm 8/14/08 2:40pm

2009 Corvette ZR1 Turns Rear Wheels Entirely Into Smoke!

Last night we showed you a little tease of our upcoming review of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 coming Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 AM. Well, we decided not to tease you too much with thoughts of the ZR1s staggering 638 HP 6.2-liter LS9 engine. Without further ado, here's two awesome, all-American, Godzilla-intimidating… » 8/14/08 12:15pm 8/14/08 12:15pm

Jalopnik's 2009 Corvette ZR1 Test Drive Is Coming Shortly In A Cloud Of…

We asked you earlier today what you wanted to see — and as usual, we've delivered. Although you'll have to wait just a little bit longer for the full Corvette ZR1 test drive — check back during the wee hours of Wednesday, August 20th at 12:01 AM — we've got a little treat for you tonight. It's a little exclusive to… » 8/13/08 9:44pm 8/13/08 9:44pm