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Never Been a Fan of "New" American Muscle but

...........DAMN I like these numbers and the looks seem okay as well

The ZR1 is a 600 plus horsepower super Corvette, with production is limited to just 2000 units a year. It will likely cost in the neighborhood of $100,000. The car’s platform is the already stellar Z06 Corvette that features an aluminum chassis and 505 horsepower from a 7.0-liter small-block V-8. The ZR1 takes the next step and uses forced induction by means of a new Eaton 4-lobe supercharger mounted on a revised 6.2-liter V-8. Horsepower isn’t known yet, but claimed to be well above 600.
To keep all that power in check are some massive brake rotors sourced from Brembo. In fact, they are nearly the same rotors used on a Bugatti Veyron and barely fit inside the 19-in. front wheels. The rear brake rotors fit comfortably in the 20-in. wheels and are the same as those used on the front of a Ferrari Enzo.
The Z06 is a superb track car, and the ZR1 is really pushing the Corvette envelope to the limit. But unlike the Z06, which is all about track performance, the ZR1 retains more civility thanks to Magnetic Ride control that gives varying degrees of damping—allowing the car to switch from comfort to sport with the push of a button.
You’ll recognize these on the road most easily by the carbon-fiber roof, enlarged air ducts and the clear hood window. Not to mention the smile on its owners face.
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I heard minor changes on the Z06 will give it almost 600hp, (just a chip?)

The Z06 has 3 different TC settings, and when you turn them off, that back end does not like to stay put
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I heard minor changes on the Z06 will give it almost 600hp, (just a chip?)

The Z06 has 3 different TC settings, and when you turn them off, that back end does not like to stay put
Swap the Blue for the Charc Gray? - I was taken back by this as well:

To keep all that power in check are some massive brake rotors sourced from Brembo. In fact, they are nearly the same rotors used on a Bugatti Veyron and barely fit inside the 19-in. front wheels. The rear brake rotors fit comfortably in the 20-in. wheels and are the same as those used on the front of a Ferrari Enzo.

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I'm torn. Nice car no doubt, but when I decide to plunk down a hundred stacks of high-society on a sports car - there's no damn way it's going to have Chevy badges.
I hear that kid - If I had a hundie large to play with, I doubt I would even be a member here, sorry but I would most likely be dead from an overdose or auto accident in the hills of Italy (most likely caused by the onset of the overdose)

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I'm torn. Nice car no doubt, but when I decide to plunk down a hundred stacks of high-society on a sports car - there's no damn way it's going to have Chevy badges.
I'm with the U-dog here. I think If that much debt is gonna hit my credit report, its going to have to have german or italian in it's lineage.




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I guess the last 5 years of results don't give the CR6 enough credit to become a fad.
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I'm with the U-dog here. I think If that much debt is gonna hit my credit report, its going to have to have german or italian in it's lineage.
True Dat but Vettes do have a STRONG following too and I am sure they will move off the showroom floor (if they ever make it on) right quick - IMHO, as it stands today, I would have to go Gallardo for that $$ - A WHOLE LOTTA car and fun to drive at that for about a hundie large - Mind you, if ya got that i am sure ya got more than it is Porsche GT3 RS3 or even GT 2 for that matter

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A hundred stacks is a bit much for a Vette but the ZR-1 is a damn nice car. I want to see how it competes with Porsche, Ferrari, and Lambo. I'd really like to see a Top Gear episode with the ZR-1 or Z06.

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Haha you guys would hate to see what I see all the time... yellow z06 sitting in the garage stall right next to the new carbon fibered out lambo merceliago.

I guess when you've got the money you don't really want to be driving those top dollars all the time in all conditions. Throw a z06 around the dirt though no prob haha...

I've sat in all types of cars but the z06 just never does it for me. The interior always feel so cheap. I'd rather be sitting in a gutted one with bucket seats than the cheap plastics they have inside. Now a lambo, a ferrari, a porsche, a saleen, or a benz slr mclaren. Yea those have some good feeling insides.

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i'll stick with my Viper Competition Coupe.. same price (depending on how its built) and a full blown race car.


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Haha you guys would hate to see what I see all the time... yellow z06 sitting in the garage stall right next to the new carbon fibered out lambo merceliago.

I guess when you've got the money you don't really want to be driving those top dollars all the time in all conditions. Throw a z06 around the dirt though no prob haha...

I've sat in all types of cars but the z06 just never does it for me. The interior always feel so cheap. I'd rather be sitting in a gutted one with bucket seats than the cheap plastics they have inside. Now a lambo, a ferrari, a porsche, a saleen, or a benz slr mclaren. Yea those have some good feeling insides.
The Z06 probably does have an uber-cheap interior but the reason for that is all the money you pay for the Z06 goes towards performance. Thats why it doesn't have a 6 figure price tag but is just as fast as $100K cars. Sure Ferrari puts nice interiors in all their cars, but the Vette is half the price.

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i'll stick with my Viper Competition Coupe.. same price (depending on how its built) and a full blown race car.

But what street can you drive that on?
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But what street can you drive that on?
any track you want.. street is boring... track FTW!

besides you CAN get it with working lights.. just slap some plates on it from your other viper and be gone!

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i always hear complaints about the vette's interior, but when i read a magazine review, they are nearly raving about it. talking about how good the seats are and whatnot. Are you guys expecting them to build the dash out of carbon fiber and wrap it in suede and sheepskin??

just trying to understand what the complaint is i guess. i always thought the C5s dash was quite nice and well layed out for the tasks at hand..

if i had 100large.. i'd prolly not buy a ZR1 either.. I saw a Lorenzo body kitted C class in atlanta with some nice AMG wheels and stuff.. made me drool

looked something like this, but i dont remember if the headlights were like that


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If I had a hundred large I wouldn't even look at Mercedes Benz.

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i didnt exactly say i would either.. for 100K, i'd prolly find a lightly used Ford GT
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i didnt exactly say i would either.. for 100K, i'd prolly find a lightly used Ford GT
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