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2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 [w/video]

Successful In Its Mission, But Not As The World's Greatest Sports Car Adhered to the Hamilton Hall dorm wall at Wright State University is a glossy poster of a jet-black sports car. It hangs low over an unmade bed, its corner blemished with a slight tear from an errantly placed thumbtack during orientation week. A young engineering undergraduate, sitting at a desk just a few feet away, is staring directly at the poster. Instead of reviewing for an upcoming exam, his eyes remain fixated on the vehicle's sleek bodywork, ominous quad exhaust pipes and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Supercharged 6.2L V8
Power:
638 HP / 604 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$130,010 as tested
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