Two of the most popular sports cars that have been developed in recent years are the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Audi R8; in order to properly review and compare these vehicles, one has to examine them in terms of racing performance, engine speed, horsepower and more. The television show Top Gear featured a race […]
Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 4th generation Chevrolet C4 Corvette had a rocky beginning with production problems in 1983, delaying its debut until the following year. Almost 50 prototypes completed never went into production; all except for # 23, which is on display at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The official beginning of […]
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 LT5 motor, which had very little in common with the previous LT, was a next generation small block Chevrolet engine used only in Corvettes. It had a new block cylinder head, intake manifold, timing cover, water pump, and “opti-spark” distributor. The block was aluminum and the engine sported 32-valve cylinder heads with double-overhead camshafts. […]
The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 sports a supercharged, 376 cubic inch, 6.162 L “LS9.” The LS9 is based on the LS3 because higher pressure in the cylinders, as a result of the supercharger, necessitated more substantial cylinder walls, which the previous Corvette LS7 engine did not have. Bore and stroke is 4.06 inches (or 103.1 […]