• Mar 28, 2008
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As fanboys of any great car will tell you, at some point in your life you have make a pilgrimage to the birthplace of your favorite car. For Corvette fans, that means a trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky, current home of the Vette assembly plant, as well as the National Corvette Museum. One of the cool things about being in the vicinity of an assembly plant like Bowling Green is that you occasionally spot vehicles that aren't generally available yet. Such was the case for one lucky Vette-lover who goes by the handle Blade3562.

After emerging from the museum, Blade spotted a veritable fleet of fresh C6 Corvettes sitting in a Wendys parking lot across the street from the factory. Upon closer inspection, he realized they were all of the ZR1 variety with the drivers apparently fueling up inside in preparation for the journey north to Michigan. Of the eight cars, one was in the particular shade of blue seen in the initial batch of press shots while the rest were split between yellow and red models. We've already seen a number of yellow prototypes from back when this thing was still wearing camouflage, including one that made a brief appearance at last year's Laguna Seca ALMS weekend. The red ZR1s, however, are new to our eyes and the shade works well with the carbon fiber roof. While we sit here twiddling our thumbs, waiting for Chevrolet to call and invite us out for a drive, you can enjoy the video after the jump that Blade3562 assembled from his photos.



[Source: CorvetteBlogger]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      how did he get to sit in one!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought it was ugly til i saw it in red
      • 6 Years Ago
      And as usually - we don't hear the engine sound because of music.
      When will these ppl learn that simple fact that the best music is the one coming from engine?
        • 6 Years Ago
        This isn't a video, it's a montage of pictures.


        If it was a video, I'd agree with you.
          • 6 Years Ago
          2 Mike:
          > This isn't a video, it's a montage of pictures.
          Wrong. The video starts at [05:05].
        • 6 Years Ago
        2 Mike:
        > This isn't a video, it's a montage of pictures.
        Wrong. The video starts at [05:05].
      • 6 Years Ago
      $125,000X8=$1,000,000
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why am I not excited about this car? I guess all that hp is great and all, but the car is just so... blah. I'd still get a 911 4S over this car since they both cost the same. Yea, the Corvette will smoke the 911, but the 911 just feels and looks so good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the day a buddy and I came across a test of the then unseen and only reported 968 Porsche and a Turbo(no badges, but much more cooling) back in the early 90's in Cold Lake Alberta Canada. As for the new ZR 1, I would like it more with less gingerbread, but as long as it lasts, go supercharged Ameri V-8's. (morns loss of the GT)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not much of a vette fan but it does look pretty awesome in that blue... the red and yellow make it look a bit dated though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm still not digging the ZR1 at all. Give me the lighter and tighter Z06 instead any day of the week. Dump $5,000 into it and you'll have a car just as fast as the ZR1 and just as reliable, while still getting better fuel mileage (ha). It's not as though it even looks that different, and really, I loathe that ridiculous "window" in the hood. Maybe if we were looking at some gorgeous velocity stacks, but a stale piece of grey? Yeah that was a great idea, lol. Pretty much the only thing that I like about the ZR1 are the wheels and brakes, though I'd definitely have to get the wheels powder-coated...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jesus buddy, have you driven a ZR1 yet? Are you a fortune teller? Sure is a lot of speculation for someone who doesn't know dick about cars.

        And if all you care about is how a car looks you are hanging out on the wrong website. Here's where you need to go. Now. http://www.gaywheels.com/
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hey,Jim. Sign off of your computer... Seems you cant handle the internet. You are a puss. Try not to get so emotional.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 6 Years Ago
      For a Vette fan that is like a little slice of heaven.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks best in red.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Seconded. They should've unveiled it in that color.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm waiting to see it in black before I decide which color it looks best in.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would have to say the best vette color is yellow.
      • 6 Years Ago
      after paying the dealer mark-up for a zr1, you too can expect to eat off the wendy's value menu. especially after all the money you'll waste from constant tire shredding burn-outs.

      a metallic grey is my fav vette color (don't know what gm calls it, we just used to refer to it as 'corvette grey')

      i will say that i thinkt he polycarbonate window to show off the blower is about the stupidest thing i have ever seen. i take that back, 3 tiered wings and excessive wide body kits and etc, are the worst thing i have seen. this is one of my least favorite ideas for a corvette (2nd only to the ohv design, i mean cam-in-block).


      • 6 Years Ago
      Eat that Porsche!
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