2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: more official info

2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: more official info
2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

We have already reported on the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette ZR1‘s official power rating. Now GM reveals some more info on the super car’s performance and price.

As one may guess, the car will actually be fast. GM says that the ZR1 will be capable of breaking the 60 mph barrier in only 3.4 seconds and reaching a 100 mph mark in exactly 7.0 seconds.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

It may still look a little bit sluggish if you compare it to Bugatti Veyron, but at a price of only $103,000 it is 15 times cheaper, too.

Equipped with GM’s new LS9 6.2-liter supercharged small-block engine, the Corvette ZR1 will feature a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) while maintaining an estimated fuel economy of impressive 14 mpg city / 20 mpg highway driving.

According to GM, this is much better than such competitors as the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano (11 city / 15 highway); the Lamborghini Murcielago (8 city / 13 highway) and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage (12 city / 19 highway) may provide. It is still worse than the Porsche 911 GT3 (15 city / 22 highway), though.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (rear view)

The car will come to dealerships with an extensive list of standard equipment including lightweight seats and lightweight content.

For extra $10,000 one may order an option package that may look impressive for an American muscle car, but is considered pretty basic by European car manufacturers, where a fast car is also supposed to be luxurious inside and outside. According to General Motors, the options package includes power-adjustable, heated and leather-trimmed sport seats (embroidered with the ZR1 logo, of course); side air bags; Bose premium audio system; navigation system; Bluetooth connectivity; power telescoping steering column; custom leather-wrapped interior available in four colors and more.

If you dig polished chrome rims (frankly, I don’t), you will have to say good by to extra $2000.

Photos: GM/Chevrolet

See also: 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06