The ZR1… Put to the Test

2009 Corvette ZR1When you think of the new Corvette ZR1, words such as image, speed, horsepower, torque, and style come first to mind. Just recently, the well-known magazine, Car and Driver, put the vehicle through the ultimate test. Below are the listed results from this 638 horsepower ZR1 engine:

  • 3.4 seconds from 0 to 60 mph
  • 7.6 seconds from 0 to 100 mph
  • 11.5 seconds from 0 to 128 mph (1/4 mile)

Unfortunately, the team testing the vehicle “ran out of room” and was unable to reach the vehicle’s proposed maximum speed of 205 mph. When compared to the competition on the Nurburgring lap, the ZR1 came in with a lap time of 7:26. This number surpassed the Nissan GT-R at 7:29 and the Porsche GT2 at 7:32. However, the Dodge Viper ACR triumphed above all with an astonishing lap time of 7:22.

Now onto the brakes… The ZR1 set a new Car and Driver record, decelerating to a standstill from 70 mph to nothing in just 142 feet!!

With these Car and Driver testing results, I would guess that the once “close” competition is no longer a threat! The ZR1 performed as expected, and will continue to destroy the competition through continuous vehicle improvements.

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  1. steven says:

    If you watch this video and the following four you will see that this car is unhateable. If you know Jeremy Clarkson, you know he hates American cars. He tried with the Z06, and just didn’t like it. But he absolutely loved the ZR1! I think the new ZR1 could be the best Vette GM has ever made!

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