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2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Product Changes


2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

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Inside sources are reporting minor price hikes on the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the fastest and most capable performance car fielded by General Motors.

The cost for a new 2010 Corvette ZR1 including the gas guzzler tax is $109,530, an increase of $2910 over 2009. This nets out to an approximate increase of three percent. This increase shouldn't be much concern to those fortunate enough to be able to score a ZR1, especially with reports of dealers marking up this model as much as $10,000.

There are also minor product changes for 2010. The most interesting enhancement is to the Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology, part of a new Launch Control feature, which optimizes traction for greater and more consistent on-track performance.

The PTM system holds a predetermined engine speed while the driver pushes the throttle to the floor. That allows the driver to quickly release the clutch and the system modulates engine torque 100 times per second to maximize the available traction. The system is capable of approaching a skilled driver's best effort and repeats it consistently. PTM also integrates the ZR1's traction control, active handling and selective ride control systems to enhance race track driving consistency and overall performance. When full throttle is applied upon exiting a corner, it automatically manages acceleration dynamics.

Frankly, the PTM seems worth the price increase all by itself.

[Corvette Blogger]

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  1. I have to agree, the PTM seems like a really cool feature. Of course, one has to be willing to shell out 100K in the first place, which is not many people, but ... I do like the picture, a yellow 2009 ZR1 which really looks nice.
     
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