ZR1 2dr Coupe
2009 Chevrolet Corvette

MSRP ?

$103,970
Quick Quote

Smart Buy Market Avg. ?

N/A
Hassle Free Quote
Engine Engine 6.2LV-8
MPG MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy
More More View All Specs

2009 Corvette Overview

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – Click above for high-res image gallery Torque is good. More torque is better. And when you have more than 600 lb-ft of the stuff at your disposal with just a tip of your right toe, life is fantastic. Now, if it would just stop raining, things would be perfect. Such is life with the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. As the old saying goes, "Timing is everything", and as General Motors approached its 100th birthday last September, it introduced the two most powerful production cars it had ever created, the Cadillac CTS-V and the ZR1. Unfortunately, just as GM reached the pinnacle of high performance cars, the world economy imploded. The global financial bubble got pierced from multiple sides and sales of cars at every price and performance level vaporized. Fortunately for us, GM is still hanging in there and Chevrolet let us have a few days of quality time with a ZR1 while the opportunity still exists. We went to Hell and back in the ZR1 and lived to tell the tale after the jump. %Gallery-51776% Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc For the hard working people at GM's facilities around the world, it may feel like being in hell with no way out. But there is an escape route for the fortunate few. It's the ZR1. If every GM employee could just go and spend a day in the most powerful of all Corvettes, all their worries might just melt away – if only for a moment. In January of last year, we told you all about the goodies that make a ZR1 special, especially its heart, the LS9. The car once known as the "Blue Devil" begins with the aluminum and magnesium chassis that underpins the Z06 and then follows the Colin Chapman philosophy of "adding lightness" to compensate for the increased mass of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8. While GM allowed us the use of a Crystal Red Metallic ZR1 for our California photoshoot, we actually spent the week in a striking Atomic Orange Metallic model with an interior finished in the black and grey leather of Chevy's premium equipment package (don't forget to check out the bonus gallery of our Michigan test model). In spite of the outlandish paint color, the ZR1 drew remarkably little attention from on-lookers. Compared to some of the other cars we've driven around town, almost no one gave the ZR1 a second glance. The one exception was the poor valet at a nearby parking garage who recognized what it was as we pulled into our parking space. He seemed heartbroken at not being given the opportunity to drive it. The problem – if you want to call it that – is that Corvettes in general are pretty common place after more than half-century of production, and unless you look closely, most non-gear-heads wouldn't realize the ZR1 is anything special. At a distance, the carbon fiber roof just looks black and there have been enough …
Full Review

2009 Corvette Overview

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – Click above for high-res image gallery Torque is good. More torque is better. And when you have more than 600 lb-ft of the stuff at your disposal with just a tip of your right toe, life is fantastic. Now, if it would just stop raining, things would be perfect. Such is life with the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. As the old saying goes, "Timing is everything", and as General Motors approached its 100th birthday last September, it introduced the two most powerful production cars it had ever created, the Cadillac CTS-V and the ZR1. Unfortunately, just as GM reached the pinnacle of high performance cars, the world economy imploded. The global financial bubble got pierced from multiple sides and sales of cars at every price and performance level vaporized. Fortunately for us, GM is still hanging in there and Chevrolet let us have a few days of quality time with a ZR1 while the opportunity still exists. We went to Hell and back in the ZR1 and lived to tell the tale after the jump. %Gallery-51776% Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc For the hard working people at GM's facilities around the world, it may feel like being in hell with no way out. But there is an escape route for the fortunate few. It's the ZR1. If every GM employee could just go and spend a day in the most powerful of all Corvettes, all their worries might just melt away – if only for a moment. In January of last year, we told you all about the goodies that make a ZR1 special, especially its heart, the LS9. The car once known as the "Blue Devil" begins with the aluminum and magnesium chassis that underpins the Z06 and then follows the Colin Chapman philosophy of "adding lightness" to compensate for the increased mass of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8. While GM allowed us the use of a Crystal Red Metallic ZR1 for our California photoshoot, we actually spent the week in a striking Atomic Orange Metallic model with an interior finished in the black and grey leather of Chevy's premium equipment package (don't forget to check out the bonus gallery of our Michigan test model). In spite of the outlandish paint color, the ZR1 drew remarkably little attention from on-lookers. Compared to some of the other cars we've driven around town, almost no one gave the ZR1 a second glance. The one exception was the poor valet at a nearby parking garage who recognized what it was as we pulled into our parking space. He seemed heartbroken at not being given the opportunity to drive it. The problem – if you want to call it that – is that Corvettes in general are pretty common place after more than half-century of production, and unless you look closely, most non-gear-heads wouldn't realize the ZR1 is anything special. At a distance, the carbon fiber roof just looks black and there have been enough …Hide Full Review