There has been speculation for quite a while about a new 600-700 horsepower “Blue Devil” Corvette. Well yesterday the car hit the track at the Laguna Seca Raceway for a few quick laps (take a look at the video).
The ultimate Corvette has been rumored with many different names: Z07, Blue Devil, SS or Sting Ray. Now according to sources the final name of the super Corvette will be ZR1.
The ZR1 will feature a supercharged version of the new 6.2L V8 in the 2008 Corvette and it will put out somewhere between 600-700 horsepower. According to sources the car will reach 0-60 in the 3 second range and will cost around $100,000. The car is also lighter than the current Z06.
According to GM Vice President Bob Lutz, “This thing has so much power…We’re really into a speed and power realm that General Motors has never been in before. We’re way up there with Porsche Carrera GTs and Ferraris.”
Expect the official unveiling of the ZR1 at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.
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