The days of Chevrolet Corvettes being the vehicle your grandfather would drive to a cruise night are long gone with the rise in power and speed of the new models. According to the GM website, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful car GM has ever produced. It was also the overall winner of the 2010 Car and Driver Lightning Lap competition, which pitted the ZR1 against the fastest cars in the world.
Specs are as follows:
- Handcrafted LS9 supercharged V8
- 638 horsepower
- 604 lb.-ft. of torque
- Test track top speed of 205 mph
- 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds
- 103-foot stopping distance at 60 mph
With more horsepower than an Enzo Ferrari and about 1/5 of the price it really is the ultimate bang for your buck sports car. See it in action as it hits the Nürburgring.
Built and assembled in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with the engine being created at GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan, the ZR1 really is America’s most powerful sports car.
I personally love this ad – bring on the Americana!!