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    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Long live the King

    After a 4-year absence, the Corvette ZR1 is back with a supercharged 638-hp V-8

    Jim Mateja
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    September 6, 2009


    Centuries from now when archeologists unearth the remains of this civilization, we hope among the countless Prius statues they will find at least one 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

    The ZR1 will serve to signify a time when a limited number of folks dared be politically incorrect by driving a V-8 coupe with the power of a rocket.

    The ZR1 Corvette, lovingly dubbed King of the Hill in 1990 when it bowed because of the exhaust its rivals had to eat, has returned for 2009 after a four-year absence.

    In an age when mileage is sacred and speed is a sin, the ZR1 is an absolute blast. Sorry, Big Guy.

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    Flag YEP - C6 ZR1's Rule!



    "After a 4-year absence, the Corvette ZR1 is back with a supercharged 638-hp V-8"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 Shooter View Post
    "After a 4-year absence, the Corvette ZR1 is back with a supercharged 638-hp V-8"
    That was my first thought, too. I didn't know ZR1's were being made in 2005.

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    I think they meant to say: fourteen year absence.

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    Jim should know better - he's been at it for 20 plus years!

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    I'm still exploring it's limits. The limits are everyone else on the road. It's nice to drive around town with just your toe on the throttle

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    Ultraworld, have you considered a performance driving course, like Bob Bondaurant (sp) or other? That's the most fun you can have while increasing your capability to match the car. I did one of those with a car club, had huge fun and made new freinds. Cleaned wads of brake dust off the front end at the end of the day too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike G View Post
    Ultraworld, have you considered a performance driving course, like Bob Bondaurant (sp) or other? That's the most fun you can have while increasing your capability to match the car. I did one of those with a car club, had huge fun and made new freinds. Cleaned wads of brake dust off the front end at the end of the day too
    Over the years, I have been to Skip Barber & Bob Bondurant. Even did the Frank Hawley Drag Racing school. Your right, they are a blast. They have track days at Sebring (about 90 miles south). I think with 650hp, they are going to want a roll cage, 5pt harnesses & a fire suppression system. For good reasons too. The local drag strip wants a cage & 5pt harnesses, fire suppression & an external electric cut off when the car dips into the mid 11's too. There's a lot of great reasons to buy the LS3 Coupe.

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