C6 Corvette ZR1: The Perfect All-Purpose Supercar

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C6 Corvette ZR1 Side

Worked LS9 engine, a lowered stance and a custom sound system help this Corvette ZR1 stand out from the crowd.

The C6 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is often overshadowed by the supercharged C7 models, but the first factory-supercharged ‘Vette is still an incredible supercar. A customized C6 ZR1 was recently posted for sale in the Corvette Forum Marketplace by “Bluedevilsi” and for someone looking for a car that has been lightly upgraded inside and out while also packing far more than stock power, this car might be perfect.

Based on what is listed in the for sale thread and what we can see in the pictures, this C6 ZR1 will satisfy the needs of any prospective owner. Whether you drag race, road race, hang out at Cars and Coffee or drive it to work every day with the intention of smoking just about everything that crossed its path, this Chevy supercar can do it all.

2010 Corvette ZR1 Interior

The Introduction

When the OP posted his 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 for sale, he started by talking about his time with the car and the few problems that the buyer will want to address. He also included a modification list, but we will talk about that below.

Sad day fellas but it’s time to move on from my beloved ZR1. 2010 3ZR in jet stream blue. Car has 24k miles. I have owned the car almost 2 years. Currently it is in Minnesota. The car pretty much sits as I bought it 2 years ago. Haven’t done any more mods or anything to it.

The only known issue that I’m aware of is the TPMS light is on and not reading the sensors. Originally the 360 forged wheels had a chrome lip that was peeling and flaking. Pulled the wheels off and sent them back to 360 forged and they disassembled them and powder coated the lips in a gun metal grey color. When I got them back to put the tires back on I replaced the sensors and must have gotten the wrong sensors. I can’t get them to read even after having the local dealer try reprogramming them.

The other small issue is the car has aftermarket steering wheel in carbon fiber and the clear coat is crackled. Been like that since I bought the car and I actually had bought a new wheel to replace it but got screwed over by the company and never received the wheel and never got a refund either.

In other words, the only issues are the warning light on the dash and a cracked steering wheel. A new steering wheel and four new tire pressure monitor sensors will fix both of those problems, and while the steering wheel is kind of ugly, neither of these issues will prevent the buyer from enjoying the supercharged supercar.

2010 Corvette ZR1 Cracked Steering Wheel

Big Power LS9

When the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 rolled off of the assembly line, it offered 638 horsepower at the crankshaft, but this LS9 features a host of upgrades that lift the output significantly. These modifications include a K&N intake, a 2.6-inch supercharger pulley, a set of Kooks headers, a Kooks x-pipe and an Akrapovic exhaust system. The thread states that the car made 665 rear wheel horsepower on the Induction Performance in Florida, so we can guess that they did the tuning as well. In any case, that is more than a hundred wheel horsepower than this car would have made in stock form, with many LS9 Corvettes laying down around 550-ish horsepower without any upgrades.

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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