Thursday, July 17, 2008

Vicious Vette - 2009 ZR1

Fastest, most powerful, Corvette EVER made. Corvettes performance lines up with the best of them (Porsche, Lambo, Ferrari, ect...) but they cost 1/3 the price (they save money on the interior). 6.2-Liter LS9 V8 pumps out a Viper-slaying 620 hp along with 604 foot-pounds of gut-wrenching torque (enough to give you whiplash - seriously), courtesy of a dual-brick Behr intercooler feeding an Eaton TVS R2300 supercharger that produces a whopping 10.5 psi. The ZR1s carbon-ceramic brake rotors and six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers are nearly identical to the ones fitted on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and the Ferrari FXX.

0-60 in under 3.5 seconds

Did i mention it has a carbon-fiber hood and roof, front and back spoilers, front fenders, and side rocker panels? It took years to develop the clearcoat for the carbon-fiber because sunlight degrades the material over time. The coating, which only the ZR1 has, uses a special additive to prevent that. The additive alone costs $60,000 a gallon, while the mixture of clearcoat and additive applied to the roof costs $2,200 a gallon.

One more thing....

The first blue devil was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auction with the proceeds going to the United Way for a cool $one milli.

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