FACTS BY YEAR
2009 CORVETTE / GENERATION C6 / ZR1
Though their timing with the world economy may not have been the best, GM pulled out all the stops with the introduction of the ZR1. The stats say it all: 6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V-8.638 horsepower at 6500 RPM. 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds. 11.2 seconds through the quarter mile at 130.5 mph. A top speed of 205 mph. At the time, it was easily the fastest, most expensive production car ever built by GM and an almost insurmountable achievement for Corvette.
Early on, the ZR1 out-performed some of the world’s most renowned sports cars in virtually every category...cars costing 2-3 times more than the ZR1. Buyers lined up in anticipation of its release and many paid $50-$100,000 over full sticker. VIN#1 was auctioned for $1 million in January 2008.
Equipped with huge carbon ceramic brakes, the ZR1 has a carbon fiber hood and top sealed with a clear coat that costs $60,000/gallon!
Bought online January 2, 2009, it had failed to sell on eBay Motors with a very high reserve. A side deal was struck after the sale and it was shipped from Michigan to Texas the following week. Its color is new, called Cyber Gray, and it has every available option offered on the ZR1. It is the 595th ZR1 built.
2009 CORVETTE TRIVIA:
When it was introduced in 2009, the ZR1 Corvette was the fastest, most powerful and most expensive production Corvette ever made.
The original ZR1 Corvettes were manufactured from 1990-1995. Then, however, they were designated as ZR-1. The hyphen was removed when the ZR1 designation was resurrected for 2009.
At 638hp and 604 fpds of torque, the ZR1 has a top speed of 205mph and can achieve 100mph in 7 seconds from a standing start.
The ZR1's LS9 engine was hand-assembled in Wixom, Michigan and each bears a small gold-colored plate showing the engraved name of the technician who made the engine.