Your 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: $103,000

June 17, 2008
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

You've been fighting, scrapping, waiting, and drooling for every detail on the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Well, brace yourself for a biggie: The ZR1's base price tag will be $103,000. Add the $1,700 gas-guzzler tax and you're looking at $104,700.

Now that you've stopped swooning, I'll go ahead and let you know the other vital specs for the stunning V-8-powered coupe. The ZR1's supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 will push it to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, 0.3 second faster than the Corvette Z06. It'll hit 100 mph in 7.0, turn in quarter-mile times of 11.3 seconds at 131 mph, and charge to a claimed top speed of 205 mph.

It's the fastest Corvette ever, GM says--and it'll get 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, too. That, Chevrolet says, is better than the Lambo Murcielago and Aston V8 Vantage, and on a par with the Dodge Viper and Porsche 911 GT3.

The ZR1 will come with the features found on the Z06 'Vette. A $10,000 option package throws in power leather seats; side airbags; a navigation system; Bluetooth; a power telescoping steering colum; leather interior trim in a choice of four colors; and Bose premium audio. The only standalone option is chromed wheels, at $2,000.

Stay tuned as we bring you more details on the ZR1.

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