Car Corvette ZR1

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The 2009 ZR1 is powered by an all-new LS9 supercharged 6.2L V-8 that delivers 620 hp (462 kW), and approximately 595 lb.-ft. of torque (823 Nm).

The unit is coupled with a six-speed, close-ratio, racing-like manual transmission equipped with dual-disc clutch.

The twenty-spoke 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are combined with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires – P285/30ZR19 in front and P335/25ZR20 in the rear – developed specifically for the ZR1.

Among the technical highlights are the Magnetic Selective Ride Control system and carbon-ceramic, drilled disc brake rotors.
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 – Engine     09 LS9 6.2L V-8 SC (LS9)
The 2009 LS9 6.2L V-8 SC (LS9) unit

Carbon-fiber exterior components include wider, front fenders with specific dual vents, hood, roof panel, roof bow, front fascia splitter and rocker moldings.

The hood has a raised, polycarbonate window that offers a view of the intercooler below it.

Further details will be released closer to vehicle’s summer 2008 launch.
From the official Press Release:
Exterior Design

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 – Hood DesignThe ZR1 is instantly recognizable, with perhaps the most identifiable feature a raised, all-carbon-fiber hood that incorporates a clear, polycarbonate window.

The window provides a view of the top of the engine’s intercooler, with the legend “LS9 SUPERCHARGED” embossed on the left and right sides, and an engine cover with the Corvette crossed flags logo debossed at the front.

The underside of the hood has an exposed carbon-fiber-weave. Exposed carbon-fiber is used on the roof, roof bow, rocker molding and front splitter.

These exterior components are protected by a specially developed glossy, UV-resistant clear coat that resists yellowing and wear.

Widened, carbon-fiber front fenders with specific, dual lower vents, and a full-width, body-color rear spoiler incorporating the center high-mounted stop lamp, are also unique to the ZR1.
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All of the exterior features of the car were developed to enhance high-speed stability and driver control.

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

“There is nothing subtle about the ZR1,” said Kirk Bennion, exterior design manager. “It is a car that isn’t shy about its capability.”

“The ZR1 has a performance-driven design. There is an aesthetic element to all of the unique features, but they were developed first and foremost to support the car’s performance capability.”

Bennion cites the front splitter and rear spoiler as prime examples.

“Because of its top-speed and handling capabilities, the ZR1 requires more downforce than the Z06, and the splitter and rear spoiler were carefully shaped and wind-tunnel tested to meet that requirement,” he said.

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1″The front fenders were widened to cover the wider wheels and their new, twin-outlet vents provide a path for hot air to escape.”

The ZR1 shares the front fascia with the Z06, but the brake-cooling ducts are revised to channel more air to the brakes. Even the front suspension’s A-arms were aerodynamically optimized – they feature air deflectors that direct air to the carbon-ceramic brake rotors.

The ZR1 is available in seven exterior colors, including: Black, Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, Victory Red, Atomic Orange Metallic, Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and two new colors – Blade Silver Metallic and Cyber Gray Metallic.
Interior design

The ZR1’s interior builds on the brand’s dual-cockpit heritage, with high-quality materials, craftsmanship and functionality that support the premium-quality experience promised by the car’s performance.
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The ZR1’s cabin differs from the Corvette and Corvette Z06 with specific logo sill plates, logo headrest embroidery, gauge cluster with “ZR1” logo on the tachometer, a 220-mph (370 km/h) readout on the speedometer and an additional Boost gauge added to the instrument cluster and Head-Up Display.
About the 1990 Corvette ZR-1

1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

The original 1990 Corvette ZR-1 debuted at the 1989 Geneva Auto Show. It was powered by a 375-horespower (280 kW) LT5 all-aluminum V-8 engine developed by GM in partnership with Lotus Engineering.

The complete performance package included wider rear bodywork to accommodate humongous rear tires and a unique, convex rear fascia with rectangular taillamps that made the car recognizable at a glance.
The distinctive exterior elements contributed to the car’s mythical status among enthusiasts. Total production of the 1990-95 ZR-1 was 6,939 units.

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