• Jan 12, 2008


On a nice autumn day, some people go play golf. Others toss the pigskin around. Garage 419 shares our idea of a perfect fall day, though: Corvette Flogging. Not just any Corvette, either, but Garage 419's camera wonks were treated to plenty of neck-snapping fly-bys from the new Corvette ZR1. What more do we need to say? It looks great, it sounds great, it goes fast. There's a couple of interviews at the end of the clip that make you want the car even more by noting that there's only going to be about 2,500 made and with the General's crack suspension team on the job, the car won't pound you into renal failure. Maybe we should start playing the ten dollar scratch tickets in hopes of a bigger payout.

video posted after the jump

Thanks for the tip, Brian!

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      Michael
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hell of a nice way to spend the day .
      • 7 Years Ago
      There is one thing that all other High performance cars do in todays times that the vette can or will ever achieve is performing spectacularly and at the same time with class.

      The vettei still screams poor trailer trash with big HP and fancy off the shelf carbon fiber add-ons.

      It's like a honda civic with mods in my book.

      Take a page out of Mercedes Mclaren SLR , bruit force power with luxury,style, and class.

      Cheers
        • 7 Years Ago
        The SLR is a dog which Mercedes regrets building as it has not sold well. It does sound pretty damn amazing as there is one near where I live. It is more of a grand touring car though. This Vette can do both touring and track time with its suspension and powertrain configuration. Your perception of the Corvette may be screwed up, but the people who love racing know that this car is the real deal. Just ask any fan of the toughest race in the world - the 24 Hour of LeMans... This car will sell well around the world and will be coveted by those who know and love racing. Any real car lover will respect this ride.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'll trade an SLR for one of these, even up.

        The SLR has ridiculous styling, is rather heavy and is an automatic. No thanks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yawn x10

      and a rip off for GM plastic and archaic technology.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Twin screw refers to a Lysohlm type supercharger. These actually compress the air as it passes through. This is a Roots-type supercharger, it doesn't internally compress air at all, it just pushes it through faster than it would otherwise come through. This has the effect of causing the air to "pile up" in the cylinders, which does compress it getting that supercharger boost.

        Don't forget it has a heads-up display, well at least the Z06 does, I'm sure this does too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Heeey, congrats! First troll post! Jealous that the "archaic technology" is competing with cars twice its price?

        Which technology is archaic though?
        Twin screw supercharger that is one of the most recent developments in forced induction?
        Magnetic-Rhreological shocks that GM also licensed to Ferrari?
        OHV valvetrain which is roughly 50 years newer than the OHC valvetrain used in many cars?
        Carbon Ceramic rotors that are larger than those on the Ferrari Enzo?
        Carbon fiber bodywork?
        Dry sump oiling?

        I can't wait to see the performance numbers this car lays down...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Limited production run of 2500.

      Great car, but personally, (and I know that a lot of people with 150K to blow on one car feels the same way) I would spend a little more for an F430).

      I would not buy a 100K+ car that shares a platform with a 65K car, otherwise, I'd just SC my own corvette.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Slap on a nice Corsa exhaust & this thing will sound sick.
      Forgetaboutit! The dealers are going to want 25-30k over the sticker. I own a Z51 & I love it but let's say the ZR1 costs in the neighborhood of $115-$120k.That's a lot of cheese esp. for a Vette. I would rather bite the bullet and spend a little more money & get a Porsche 911 Turbo.
        • 7 Years Ago
        closer to a z51... you have got to be kidding me. The z06 and 911 turbo are different cars, but they are much more comparable than the z51 and the 911 turbo
        • 7 Years Ago
        performance wise, 911 turbo is closer to the z51 vette than the zo6
        • 7 Years Ago
        lol you are comparing the ZR1 to a 911 Turbo?? compare the turbo to a z06, fine.. but a ZR1??? to a ZR1 you compare a 599GTB or something. I drive an C6 z51 too.. and let me tell you; torque is one of the many things that convinces me that a ZR1 will be an intense value.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good for milk runs, eh?

      On the first lap around I was bummed they didn't seem to be pushing the handling much. They corrected this in the 2nd run.

      Looks amazing.

      Note the one they have on the track doesn't have a hood window...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I kind of wish the exhaust was a little louder, but you sure can hear the SC. Certainly a nice car. I wonder how much over sticker they will end up selling for.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Andrew & Blake.
      I'm not complaining at all. You people must have learning disabilities.
      Once again.....I own a C6 Z51. Amazing car!
      Spending $100,000+ for a Corvette NOT including the expected insane dealer mark-ups is something I wouldn't do.I'm sure the ZR! is going to be an amazing car & I glad to see that GM is using exotic materials on the car. I hope some the the tech. trickles down to the C7.
      Now, you better get back to work before you burn the hamburgers & fries.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i own a 99 zo6 twin turbo i love vites as i get older its amazing how vetes are taking these expensive cars out picture
      • 7 Years Ago
      What I ment to say was the turbo does 0-60 in 3.7 sec.
      To me, the way I drive 0-60 times are more important than track times or g-force.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The z06 already matches the turbo's 0-60 and i'm sure the ZR1 will be like 3.3 - 3.4...It's hard to get much faster. I don't know what you're complaining about
      • 7 Years Ago
      1:26 into the video is were is at!

      I can't wait to see this thing on the street.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think a good competitor to this ZR1 will be the Nissan GTR.The reason is that I won't have to put up with the constant arguments about the ZR1 being cheaper than the 911 turbo,GT2 or Ferrari Enzo.YES! we ALL know that!I believe the GTR will be cheaper than the ZR1.I would love to see track times between the two cars,especially if the 3.8 litre Nissan turns out to be only marginally slower.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The GT-R will compete with the Z06 says everything I've read. It has no chance against a 620 HP beast.

        The ZR1 competes with the >150k class, Ferrari, Carrera GT, etc.
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