Could the ZR-1 Be One of the Most Iconic Corvettes Ever?

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Sure, we toss that word around a lot. But in actuality, there are very few things that measure up. In fact, even when it comes to the beloved Corvette, one needs to be very careful when classifying a model as such, given all the great cars that have been birthed under the nameplate.

That, of course, raises the lingering and long-debated question: what Corvette models are indeed worthy of iconic status?

The classic MotorWeek video below certainly makes a strong argument for putting one Corvette in that category: the 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, as highlighted in a recent Road & Track report. The video feature also further fuels another question: could the ZR-1 actually be one of the most world-class Corvettes ever produced?

Equipped with a 5.7-liter aluminum DOHC V8 with 375 horsepower and 370 lb.-ft. of torque, the most alluring thing about the ZR-1 was its speed, particularly for an American sports car. MotorWeek claims it was able to get the ZR-1 up to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, and through the quarter-mile in 12.8 seconds, which certainly seems to qualify the Corvette as iconic in my mind. But I’m interested in hearing whether others think it lives up to the claim.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Via [Road & Track]

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