General Motors published a press release announcing the C6 ZR1 Chevrolet Corvette in 2007. However, the production 2009 C6 ZR1 Chevy Vette was actually introduced to the world at the North American International Auto Show in 2008.
The ZR1 has a LS9 engine, which produces the targeted 100 horsepower
per liter. This 6.2 liter Eaton supercharged motor produces 604 lbs.
ft. of torque (or 819 N-m) and 638 horsepower (476 kW). The car’s top
speed is 205 miles per hour. Sticker price is approximately $100,000
Other improvements include carbon-fiber parts (front fascia splitter,
fenders, roof panel, fenders, roof bow, and rocker moldings), bigger
tires, adjustable suspension, and carbon ceramic brakes. Also available
is a new interior package and chrome wheels.
A short history of the C6 ZR1 tells us that the idea for an ultra-high
performance production Corvette was born at a General Motors Board
meeting when the chairman whimsically asked what his engineers could
create for $100,000 USD. And the original name of the ZR1 C6 was “Blue
Devil,” which is a take-off of the Duke University mascot, the
chairman’s college alma mater.