2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The supercharged Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. After entering the market in 2009, it quickly challenged - and beat - expectations on how an American supercar could stand up to the world's premier competitors at a much lower price. In the two years since, a passionate community of enthusiasts around the globe has helped make it an instant icon. 
With its performance and cultural credentials intact, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 enters its third year of production with minor changes aimed at broadening the personalization options for customers. That includes a pair of new exterior colors - Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue - which brings the exterior color roster to 10; available contrasting-color headlamps, offered in Cyber Gray, Black and Blade Silver; and a new interior custom color stitching option.

It's beneath the skin, of course, where the Corvette ZR1 earns its street cred. Highlights include:
  • LS9 supercharged 6.2L V-8 rated at 638 horsepower (476 kW), and 604 lb-ft of torque (819 Nm)
  • Six-speed, close-ratio, race-proven manual transmission
  • High-capacity dual-disc clutch
  • Higher-capacity and specific-diameter axle half-shafts; enhanced torque tube
  • Specific suspension tuning provides more than 1g cornering grip
  • Twenty-spoke 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires - 285/30 ZR19 in front and 335/25 ZR20 in the rear - developed specifically for the ZR1
  • Standard Brembo carbon-ceramic, drilled disc brake rotors - 15.5-inch-diameter (394-mm) in the front and 15-inch-diameter (380-mm) in the rear
  • Blue-painted brake calipers
  • Standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control with track-level suspension
  • Launch Control system with Performance Traction Management technology
  • Wider, carbon-fiber front fenders with ZR1-specific dual ports
  • Carbon-fiber hood with a raised, polycarbonate window - offering a view of the intercooler below it
  • Carbon-fiber roof panel, roof bow, front fascia splitter and rocker moldings with clear-coated, visible carbon-fiber weave
  • ZR1-specific full-width rear spoiler with raised outboard sections
  • Specific gauge cluster with boost gauge (also displayed on the head-up display) and 220-mph (370 km/h) speedometer readout
  • Curb weight of 3,333 pounds (1,512 kg).
The specialized components of the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 work harmoniously to deliver the most powerful and fastest automobile ever produced by General Motors. It has a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type V8, Supercharged
Displacement 376 cu in (6162 cc)
Power 638 hp @ 6500 RPM
Torque 604 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
Redline 6600 RPM
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Disc - Ventilated Disc
Tire Size Front - Rear 285/30 ZR19 - 335/25 ZR20
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 176.2 in
Width 75.9 in
Height 48.7 in
Curb Weight 3333 lbs
0-60 n/a
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 205 mph
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 14/20
Origin & Price
Origin United States of America
Base Retail Price (MSRP) $109,800

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