- Dec 11, 2005
yeah, with the help of a S/C..... S2000 is N/A.Finally, 100hp/liter. Now the pointless people on supercars.net who make pointless comparisons to the Honda S2000 can stfu.
Let's see how this fares against F430 Scuderia. It has less power and I bet it's STILL faster than this on track.it is also funny how it will rape every Ferrari on the market today, and how it has the Enzo's brakes...IN THE REAR HAHAHA.
English specification headlights, $500. British VAT, import duties and associated government charges, $99,500.:lol::lol::lol:Just out of interest, how much is thing going to be? Is $100,000 in the right ball park? Unfortunately that will mean about ?100,000 by the time they swap the headlights over and bring it here.
So we meet the Corvette engineers and designers at the GM Design Center and they say, "Follow us - We have something to show you". We're led way down to the basement of the building, traveling through a maze of endless tunnels.
Cool beyond belief although we are really seeing ... nothing.
Then, we abruptly turn a corner and under harsh industrial-grade fluorescent lights - there it is: A glossy, glossy dark grey carbon-fibered, clear hooded, split-coved, bad bad assed ZR1. "Wow! ", we finally manage to say, but it begged the question: "Why us?"
They reply, "We wanted you to see this." ... And with that they open its huge hood, articulated with carbon fiber bracing underneath. We then gaze upon the menacing supercharged 650+ HP LS9 behemoth and something else catches our eye.
- Can we be seeing this?
Embossed on the top of the air intake snorkel ... deep down and almost out of sight ... is an evil looking "Jake" staring up at us, more sinister than ever. The reality of the situation sinks in - the ZR1 is branded with the Corvette Racing skull mascot.
We react with a yelp. We then look up and see them, arms folded, looking at us with confident grins on their big GM faces. We are instructed to say absolutely nothing - until now.
The Z06 was 0.5 seconds faster around the Top Gear track than the normal F430. I think you may want to reconsider. I'm anticipating this thing may crack the top 5 and best the Enzo.Let's see how this fares against F430 Scuderia. It has less power and I bet it's STILL faster than this on track.
I like the ZR-1 on a general level but it's not nowhere the same level as sophisticated and evolutioned as current Ferraris.
if the wheels can be spec'd without chrome, and they offer a standard non-see thru hood then i think this will look better, more mature.Spoiler: Functional
Wheels: Designed to accommodate custom rubber & brakes, Functional
See-Through Hood: Nonfunctional
So, 4/5 of visual changes are functional. Form follows function - it's not "trying" to look fast, it IS fast.
It's actually "quite" heavier than the Z06.Damn, If this thing weighs what they said it would (3000 lbs), it should be faster then the Enzo. The first mass produced hyper car ever, will slay anything withen $300,000 of it.
This car has the same suspension, essentially, as the 599 GTB. Double wishbones front and rear. The Magnetic Selective Ride Control. It is more aggressive on the track AND more comfortable on everyday roads.Also i am 100% sure it will work on the road even worse than Z06 & of course it will be "American built car", which is almost never a good start...
The ZR1 actually has a better ride. It has the same Magnetic Selective Ride Control that you would find on the Ferrari 599GTB.so, this is the ?ber Corvette that saves chevy fanbois from the Godzilla? I wonder how harsh ride this one will have, even the Z06 owners admit that the ride was harsh before they got used to it..
Hmm, I don't think the C6 Z06s can even be had with the magnetic suspension....? But yes, you are right in that they did manage to make the magnetic suspension work for the ZR1. I know the base C6s can be had with the magnetic suspension.Aha, here you should be wrong. They worked the kinks out of the magnetic shocks (in the Z06 development they couldn't make them tough enough for track duty, that has been solved). And note the fancy new leather interior as one of the only two options.
Yup.According to Motortrend, it will be 200 pounds heavier than the z06.
It's actually "quite" heavier than a Z06. The supercharger alone reportedly adds 100 pounds. The stronger transmission, axle shafts, and the magnetic suspension control system probably are major weight adders as well.Thats just a guess. Considering they used more carbon fiber, I'd be surprised to find it much heavier, if not lighter.
One of the press releases states, "Curb weight of approximately 3,350 pounds".
It is a bit heavier, but considering all the new technology in the ZR1, 3,350 lbs is amazing.
Someone's afraid of some serious competition!
I'm not sure if this even has any leafsprings anymore......Cool car, Fugly as hell. Should be hella fast.... LEAFSPRINGS FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take that you haters!
Exactly. The ZR1 is actually more comfortable than the Z06. A lot of people thought wrong.From what I can get from the press release the ZR1 was designed to be more road/daily driver friendly then the Z06 so everyone saying that the ZR1 will have a harsher ride might be in for a surprise.
Indeed, but it will be a while since this car won't be out until fall of 2008. Maybe the end of season 11.....we MIGHT see it on Top Gear.....i hope they send it 'round the top gear test track. it might not fair so well but it doesn't matter. It look b-e-a-u-tiful and it'll make an epic sound. as much as i love GM i must admit that they've been screwing up a lot and the vette is one of the few good things they have going.
Well.....considering the fact that the viper has more than 2 liters of displacement....it damn well should.Really? The NA Viper is making about the same horsepower as this thing...
The viper has more of a muscle car like mentality, brutal, powerful, unrefined. The corvette is becoming an all rounder, more of everything mixed with a very specific formula.
GM: Emission Law May Hamper Muscle Cars
DETROIT (AP) ? When General Motors Corp. pulls the cover off a new supercharged version of the Corvette at the Detroit auto show next month, it will unveil a performance car designed to rival or better even the fastest, most expensive exotic cars from Europe. But the Corvette's chief engineer says the 2009 Corvette ZR1 may be the last in a long tradition of Detroit performance cars, endangered by stronger federal fuel economy regulations and limits on carbon dioxide emissions.
There is no question about that.That Corvette is definitely a GTR killer.
At least $100,000. 2000 units are slated for yearly production....so depending on market forces...it could go very high.Just out of interest, how much is thing going to be? Is $100,000 in the right ball park? Unfortunately that will mean about ?100,000 by the time they swap the headlights over and bring it here.
Ditto.holy crap, its brakes are bigger than my wheels on my car!