• Sep 20, 2007
We've seen static spy shots of the upcoming Corvette ZR1 supercar before, but this is the first video we've seen of the car in action. While most of the video shows the 650 HP Corvette puttering along, we do get to hear the supercharged 6.2L LS9 V8 while cruising. The rumble emanating from the tail pipe is deep with lots of bass, so we can't to see and hear one blast off to 60 MPH in 3.4 seconds. Near the end of the video we do get one clip of the ZR1 accelerating onto a highway, which is the closest we get to a full on aural assault from the engine. Only a couple of months remain until we expect the production car to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, at which time we'll learn exactly how much of the ZR1's body will be made of carbon fiber and whether reports of a plexiglass window in the hood are true.

Check out the video after the jump.

[Source: Fast Lane Daily]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice but still not worth it really. I mean they Supercharged the engine and added a few lightweight parts and they want to charge $100,000 for it. I never thought I'd say this but the Viper is actually cheaper. It may have 50 horses less but it's also $20,000 less. Besides that the Viper never really focused on 0-60 times but more of the 0-100 times. I'd like to see the ZR1's 0-100 times and compare them.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Now where can you get a viper for 80K buddy, it's almost few grand from the new ZR1.
        • 7 Years Ago
        0-100 times are affected to a greater extent by aerodynamic drag than 0-60 times. Power, not torque, is the most effective indicator of a car's ability to overcome aerodynamic drag. Assuming that the Vette&Viper have similar coefficients of drag and frontal area (a pretty safe assumption would put the corvette's overall drag lower than the viper with its truck-like nose), the car with more horsepower, the Vette, should have a greater advantage accelerating while accelerating at higher speeds than the car with less, the Viper.

        To put it more simply:
        ZR-1 > Viper
        • 7 Years Ago
        Two errors in your information about the Viper. The price of the Viper in the latest test was nearly $93k, $7k less than the ZR1. Second, the Z06 is still a tick faster or even with the viper even with 505hp. The ZR1 will blow it away.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want to see what the motor will put out with a smaller pulley on the blower to turn up the boost :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Either explode or accelerate faster, you try it first.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow that is going to be a sweet car! I just hope I have the chance to ride in one someday!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      As long as it's not another winding road hoax, I'll be happy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That's a lot of footage, from multiple angles. That's not something you can just get unless someone tipped you off. Or you're faking it (again).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still a Corvette. Meh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i just cant wait!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hear and see the cool, high powered Corvette!

      "Growl, growl, roar, roar, screech, screech, slurp, slurp, gulp, gulp, $,$,.... Nuff Said. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      And I'll be the first to say it sounds incredible! The last few seconds of the video were worth the view. Nothing like an American V8.
      • 7 Years Ago
      well, i'll just be the first to say..

      fap fap fap fap fap FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP
      • 7 Years Ago
      So performance of this Corvette is no worse than that of the Lamborghini Reverton, but what, at 1/10 of a price?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Love the sound of that V8...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Too cool. I love smell of gasoline in the morning.
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