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Canada:  Corvette ZR1 by the Numbers

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Chevrolet announces performance results and pricing for the new ultimate-performance Corvette

Oshawa, Ontario (August 26, 2008) – The official 2009 Corvette ZR1 performance numbers are in and they're good. Very good:

· 0-96 km/h in 3.4 seconds
· 0-160 km/h in 7.0 seconds
· Quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.3 seconds at 210 km/h
· Unmatched performance and efficiency for the dollar at $125,195 MSRP

The Corvette ZR1 has a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph), making it the fastest Corvette ever produced and ranking it among the global super cars of commensurate performance. A favourable power-to-weight ratio gives the ZR1 an advantage over the competition.

"The ZR1 is an incredible car by any measure," said Marc Comeau, vice president of sales, service and marketing for GM of Canada. "There's simply no other vehicle in the world that does a better job of balancing performance, fuel economy and the entire value equation."

Under the carbon-fiber hood, a new LS9 6.2L supercharged small-block engine powers the ZR1. Heavy-duty and lightweight reciprocating components support high-rpm performance, while a new, sixth-generation Roots-type supercharger and complementing charge-cooling system (reduces inlet air temperature for maximum performance) help the LS9 make big power and torque across the rpm range. The engine is hand-assembled at GM's Performance Build Center, in Wixom, Mich.

In addition to the engine, the ZR1 is a technology powerhouse, designed with lightweight and unique components that reinforce its performance with a confident feel on either a highway or road course. Together, these elements enable the ZR1 to deliver super car performance while also achieving fuel economy levels that competitors can’t match. (estimated fuel consumption 15.6 L/100km city and 10.2 L/100km highway).

Options
The standard ZR1 comes with content based on the Z06, including lightweight seats and other lightweight components. The available uplevel interior package includes power-adjustable, heated and leather-trimmed sport seats (embroidered with the ZR1 logo); side air bags; Bose premium audio system; navigation system; Bluetooth connectivity; power telescoping steering column; custom leather-wrapped interior available in four colors and more. Chrome wheels are the only other available option on the ZR1.

General Motors of Canada (GMCL) is engineering and manufacturing advanced environmental technologies ranging from Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and hybrid systems to E85 biofuel and fuel cell vehicles – more than any other auto company right here in Canada. Headquartered in Oshawa Ontario, GMCL employs more than 15,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures vehicles, vehicle powertrains, and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services through 732 dealerships and retailers across Canada. Vehicles sold through this network include Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Saturn, Hummer, Saab and Cadillac.


Contact for journalists:

Tony LaRocca
905-644-1804
tony.larocca@gm.com



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