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The big bad Z \\ 2010 Corvette ZR1

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About the C6 ZR1..

For the 2009 model year of the 6th generation Corvette, the C6, GM introduced its then highest horsepower production car with the ZR1, an iconic model name previously used on the 3rd and 4th generation Corvettes. Nicknamed the Blue Devil after the then CEO of GM, Rick Wagoner’s, alma mater Duke University, the ZR1 was intended to push the performance of the C6 into proper supercar territory.GM did so so with the LS9 engine, a supercharged version of the 6.2 liter LS3 engine found in the base 6th generation Corvette, a slew of weight reducing carbon fiber body panels, carbon ceramic brakes, and extensive suspension tuning.

The ZR1 debuted with the intended, and required, performance to best cars much more expensive, doing so by setting a Nurburgring lap time — a corner carving benchmark among car manufacturers — of 7:26, making it faster than icons such as the Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo, Pagani Zonda F, and Koenigsegg CCX. The Corvette had finally arrived as a supercar — and did so at a relative fraction of the price.

About this ZR1..

This particular ZR1 is a 2010 model, with all available options, and finished in Crystal Red Metallic, a pearl burgundy red, offsetting the chrome wheels, blue details, and clear carbon fiber roof and side sills. This is not the owner’s first fast car, but it is said owner’s first fast car with a warranty. Having been through the hassles of owning modified cars in the past, a Saleen Cobra and Z06 were sacrificed for this ZR1, which to this day remains completely stock.

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