The ZR1's 6.2-litre V8 produces 462kW of power and a hefty 823Nm of torque ensuring scorching performance.
The body features a lightweight carbon fibre roof, all aluminium double A-arm suspension similar to that used in HSV's E Series Senator and Grange. The car goes on sale in the USA mid-year.
The 2009 Corvette ZR1 is Chevrolet's first entry into the world of supercars. It is the fastest and most powerful car ever built by General Motors. It is powered by a new, supercharged 6.2-litre LS9 V-8 that produces at least 462kW and helps propel the car from 0-100 km/h in less than 4 seconds and to a top speed of more than 340 km/h.
Supporting its prodigious power output are race bred elements that include a six-speed manual transmission with a dual-disc clutch, massive Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels, the second generation of GM's Magnetic Selective Ride Control and stronger axles.
The ZR1 is instantly recognisable, thanks to unique exterior appointments that were developed to enable the car's performance, including extensive use of lightweight carbon fibre on the hood, fenders and roof. Distinguishing visual cues also include a polycarbonate window in the hood that offers a view of the LS9's intercooler below, new and wider front fenders and a rear spoiler.