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Motor Trend reports that the upcoming Corvette supercar will sport the ZR1 moniker when it's finally unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Interchangeably dubbed "Blue Devil," "SS," and "Z07" by the automotive media until now, the car will feature a supercharged version of the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 introduced in the 2008 'Vette. Look for power and pricing significantly higher than that of the current top-dog Corvette Z06. Don't worry, the Z06 won't go away. The 505-horse car will simply become Corvette's midrange offering. Man, it's gonna be a party atmosphere in Cobo when they unveil this thing...
Thanks for the tip, Jarrod.

[Source: Motor Trend Blog]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't believe motor trend they said the F430 Scuderia was going to be named the "light pista", so take what ever they say with a poorly written grain of salt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats cool.. Makes sense though, keep the name that people know and back in the day the ZR1 was just bad! I had a friend that had one, and thats all he would talk about it!

      • 7 Years Ago
      Blue Devil sounded awesome but ZR1 tugs at the hearstrings of my generation.
      I was like 12 when that car came out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Absolutely perfect. I like 1000 times better than blue devil or SS. Absolutlely perfect, it sure does sound good: "2009 Corvette ZR1" aww man.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh, I was hoping for HHC - High heritage coupe!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Now that GM has decided to use ZR1 and not Stingray, as reported last Oct as a possible name for the new ultra-uber Corvette (http://www.autoblog.com/2006/10/04/spy-shots-corvette-ss-z07-stingray-caught/).

        I would like to bring up the possibility of kappa based 2+2 chevy coupe with either a supercharged high feature 3.6 liter V6 or the LS3 V8 (300 plus hp), called the Chevrolet Stingray.

        This clips from youtube of a mallet V8 sky should convince GM that this car would be soo sweet.

        It would slot nicely between Sky/Solstice and Corvette and compete with Porsche Cayman (which I love) and BMW Z4.

        • 7 Years Ago

      • 7 Years Ago
      I was liking the sound of Corvette SS, but I guess then ZR1 leaves the door open for an even more powerful version... 700hp? Muwahahahhah!
      • 7 Years Ago
      so how long till we start hearing about the zr1-SS?
      a 1500 hp 300 mph carbon fiber monocoque car with pushrods and leafsprings!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      "6.2-liter LS3 V8"

      Low tech fat engine for low tech fat people. =)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Arguments from people rarely mean anything if they can't suggest a better alternative, which Ivey never has and more than likely never will.

        *Is that a coffee-can Civic I hear?*
        • 7 Years Ago
        Haha, troll much? Everyone is well aware of the huge power, high efficiency and relatively low weight of the LS engines.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Just the way it should be!

        Natch though, Honda And Toyota's 600HP supercars are much better, right Ivy?

        Oh, wait...
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think that by now, just about everyone in the message boards knows that Ivey League is simply a troll that has to respond negatively to every domestic article. Honestly, this guy (or girl) must know almost nothing about cars, and certainly nothing about good cars. Ivey, you can bash all you want, but GM is churning out the best cars now, and its quite sad that you can't just accept it
      • 7 Years Ago
      You're welcome. :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      Excellent choice of moniker for an exceptional automobile.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nothing like FAKE air dams on a 500hp car. Ridiculous.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Its all functional on the Vette. Nothing like IGNORANT biased fan boys whining.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the ZR-1 is back!!!
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