• Oct 1, 2007


If you want to be among the first in the world to get your hands on the highly anticipated Corvette ZR-1 supercar, you'd better start planning a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, around mid January next year as the first car is tipped to be auctioned off there. Though everything remains unofficial, the guys at CorvetteZR1Forum.com are betting the car will be sold through Barret-Jackson auctions just days after its debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

As for the specs, most are surmising the car will in fact be labeled the ZR1 and should develop around the 650hp mark thanks to a supercharged version of the new LS9 6.2L V8. Recent spy shots of the car revealed new details such as 20-inch wheels, a hood intake and cooling vents on its flanks.

Considering the substantial performance leap the new ZR1 will have over the 'regular' 505hp Z06, we suspect there'll be an equally substantial price hike. You can bet the car being auctioned at Barret-Jackson, meanwhile, will go easily for more than a hundred large.

Thanks for the tip, Scott!

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Meh............

      Another Vette.

      If Ford comes out with the Cobra, sign me up.
      Carlos
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bet the GTR will woop it's butt though (sarcasm)
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Doubt it :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car and heart attacks are going to finish off the male baby boomers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So i guess this means i wont be getting one any time soon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I cannot wait to see this car released and put through it's paces.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Even if this ends up being true, the only reason this will attract any big bids is to get #00001. Ask all those who invested in the original ZR-1 if they're happy with the return on investment. If trends continue as they are, there will be a better Corvette one day, be it bigger engine, lighter, all carbon fibre, the first vette without an internal combustion engine, etc.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A 650hp vehicle named the ZR-1... sort of reminds me of the 1990 CERV-III concept car. Wonder if this thing will do 225mph...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Am I seeing this correctly? Autoblog is using a fan forum's speculation as an actual news source? That forum posting doesn't even have any citation or reference to prove that this car will in fact be auctioned at B-J.

      Of course, you could avoid the whole 'fake news' thing by simply changing the headline to "First 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR-1 MAY be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson"

      Of course, MY sources tells me that the second ZR-1 will be auctioned at B-J this year...
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Meh............

      Another Vette.

      If Ford comes out with the Cobra, sign me up."



      That's the funniest thing I've read today; the eleventy-billion Mustang GT/Shelby Mustang/Roush Mustang variants popping up EVERY six weeks not working for you?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I said Cobra you idiot, not Cobra Mustang.
      • 7 Years Ago
      they have built several on the line at BG to test the production.
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