OK, no more rumors. Much to my delight, I opened my mailbox yesterday to find a new issue of Car And Driver, with a bright yellow "New Corvette From Hell" on the cover. Long-time C&D readers will recall the controversy over a similar statement made about the ZR1 about 15 years ago, as if there's some sort of a problem with combining profanity with fast cars. Anyways, if you turn to page 82, you can see that 0-60 comes in 3.7 seconds, 0-100 occurs in 7.9 seconds, the quarter-mile disappears in 11.7 seconds with a 125 MPH trap speed, and 150 comes up in 17.9 seconds. The car pulls 0.98G on the skidpad, which is the only area where it seems to be edged out by the Dodge Viper SRT-10. That, my friends, is performance worth of a supercar. There's no word yet on final HP ratings, but the car they show in the pictures does not have the "505 HP" badges.
UPDATE: Since you asked, the EPA fuel economy numbers are 16 city, 26 highway. That just blows my mind for a 500+ HP car.


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