The standard, run of the mill 2008 Corvette LS3 carries 436 horsepower and hits 60 mph in just over 4 seconds. We were so excited about the upgraded Vette, we flew out to Bowling Green Kentucky on 24 hours notice just to get pictures of newest iteration of GM's affordable supercar. We feel the 2008 Corvette is worthy of travel within the continental United States, but for the much-rumored Z07, we'd fly to Mars.

We'd been hearing rumors about the vaunted Blue Devil Corvette for well over a year now, and when we saw that the 2008 Viper would have a domestic-best 600 HP, we knew an even more powerful Corvette was as inevitable as death and taxes. The folks over at Corvette Fever have published nine terrific shots of Chevy's most anticipated vehicle, and it's looking pretty darned close to being ready for production.

The Z07 is lower to the ground than even the Z06, and the tires and rims are larger, which kicks out the wheel wells by a few inches. There is also a huge chunk of plastic on the hood, which is probably helping to cool the beast's 7.0L, Supercharged V8. Blogger Bob pegged the horsepower of the blown V8 at between 600 and 700, which we gather would be good for 0-60 times faster than that of the Ford GT.

After 55 years of production we think the world is finally ready for a $100,000 Corvette, and we're looking forward to taking one for a spin.

[Source: Corvette Fever]

Thanks for the tip, Dave!