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Old 01-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Does anyone know which of the C6 ZR1's is the best year? Least problems and best performance, etc. Also, what should I look for when buying one other than the obvious stuff... thanks!
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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2009-2013
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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Having a 2010 and having the transmission replaced with the newer transmission with the carbon fiber gears, I would suggest whatever year they made that change. Huge difference in shifting IMO.
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I like the seats and steering wheel in the newer ones. Other then the upgrade in the tranny, they pretty much stayed the same.
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I found a 2010 in PA for sale with a branded title... apparently GM bought the car back because it was a lemon... they replace a throttle body and an ECM due to loss of power and vibration, etc... I want to stay clear of any years with issues... hopefully I'll find one with the warranty remaining :-)
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2009-2013
Those are the best one!!

2011 and up have usb port.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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Depends what you want. You quickest?

Bone-Stock on Stock Tires
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Rank~~ E.T.~~ Trap~ 60'~ Driver~~~~~ M.Yr. Details Thread Video
1~~~~ 10.664 132.92 1.68 Kyle Lemish ~~ 2009 details~~ thread video
2~~~~ 10.740 133.21 1.74 Kyle Lemish ~~ 2009 details~~ thread video
3~~~~ 10.794 132.21 1.80 jamie furman ~ 2009 details~~ thread
4~~~~ 10.851 129.89 1.70 racerns ~~~~~ 2009 details~~ thread video
5~~~~ 10.950 131.61 1.83 VY ZR1 ~~~~~ 2009 details
6~~~~ 11.071 129.87 1.87 SlowZo6 ~~~~ 2009 details~~ thread video
7~~~~ 11.235 125.99 1.99 Incon306~~~~ 2010 details


Bone-Stock except Non-Stock Tires
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Rank~~ E.T.~~ Trap~ 60'~ Driver~~~~~ M.Yr. Details Thread Video
1~~~~ 10.260 135.35 1.52 Fartpipe ~~~~ 2009 details~~ thread video
2~~~~ 10.332 132.74 1.52 Kyle Lemish ~~ 2009 details~~ thread video
3~~~~ 10.692 130.10 1.67 jason427~~~~ 2010 details~~ thread
4~~~~ 10.909 129.02 1.63 Bad ZR1~~~~~ 2012 details~~ thread video
5~~~~ 10.997 128.59 1.87 Incon306~~~~ 2010 details


You want fastest?

Standing Mile
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Rank~~ Trap~ Stock/Mod~ Driver~~~~~ M.Yr. Details Thread Video
1~~~~~ 184.1 stock~~~~Mr.Chevy~~~~ 2009 details~~~~~~ video
2~~~~~ 182.6 stock~~~~blaSSt~~~~~~ 2009 details~~thread
3~~~~~ 181.2 stock~~~~JC13ZR1~~~~~2013 details~~thread
4~~~~~ 180.3 stock~~~~OnPoint~~~~~ 2010 details~~thread
5~~~~~ 177.7 stock~~~~355Spider~~~~2010 details~~thread


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Standing 1/2 Mile
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Rank~~ Trap~ Stock/Mod~ Driver~~~~~ M.Yr. Details Thread Video
1~~~~~ 154.0 stock~~~~blaSSt~~~~~~ 2009 details~~thread
2~~~~~ 153.6 stock~~~~JC13ZR1~~~~~2013 details~~thread


How about best looking

1. 2009
2. 2012
3.2010

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I would suggest buying used since there are plenty of low mile cars available and buy as new as you feel confortable with.

Insist on a test drive to make certain you do not have the vibration issue. See sticky above. All in all each year model is a great car.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #9
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I have a 2012. I am not certain of all the changes over the 2009-2013 run, but as I understand 1. the tranny gearing changed (and GM bumped the highway EPA estimates up 1 mpg as a result) and 2. the seat design changed in 2012. I like the newer seats.
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thanks all! I'll send and update once I find the one :-)
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09 is the fastest you hear that dustin!!!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #12
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Nahh..2010's are the fastest..especially the RED ones..lol
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Nahh..2010's are the fastest..especially the RED ones..lol
I have to agree with you except that I am sure that I "read somewhere" or that "someone told me" that the Blade Silver paint is significantly lighter than all of the other paint colors thus knocking a tenth or two off the quarter mile times.
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don't the 2010's + have the PTM/Launch control stuff ??? 2009's don't correct? I'd buy the 2010/11 for that reason and being a 2nd year car or 3rd vs the 1st year made.......but that's me.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #15
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don't the 2010's + have the PTM/Launch control stuff ??? 2009's don't correct? I'd buy the 2010/11 for that reason and being a 2nd year car or 3rd vs the 1st year made.......but that's me.

correct...PTM was introduced with the 2010 model.

But I agree with Fartpipe above: 2009--2013 !

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I have to agree with you except that I am sure that I "read somewhere" or that "someone told me" that the Blade Silver paint is significantly lighter than all of the other paint colors thus knocking a tenth or two off the quarter mile times.
I read the same thing. Blade Silver 2010 the fastest lightest and I am sure they will hold their value better too!
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all right.... so, just to stir things up a bit... LOL ... I can get a new Shelby GT500 for less than a used ZR1 and be pretty much as fast in a straight line... all joking aside... pros and cons?
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I have to agree with you except that I am sure that I "read somewhere" or that "someone told me" that the Blade Silver paint is significantly lighter than all of the other paint colors thus knocking a tenth or two off the quarter mile times.


See you've been led to believe that but the fact is RED paint has less pigment in it so therefore is lighter than blade silver..which makes it faster!!!...
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The Fastest is going to depend on the Driver so I am sure my TR would be the FASTEST if Bruce or Kyle were driving
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Fartpipe told me 09 was faster!!!!
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