Corvette ZR1: Yes, it Beats a Ferrari 599 GTB

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Revealed in 2009, the ZR1 is the ultimate Corvette. After taking everything learned from the Z06, Chevrolet went ahead and did yet another revision of the small block V8. Now called the LS9, it's rated at 6.2 liters with a mouth watering 620 horsepower, making it the most powerful production Corvette ever built. It's coupled to a high-capacity six-speed manual transmission that's built for increased power.

It'll go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds (the Z06 does it in 3.6). The secret to the ZR1's success is the power to weight ratio and this is where Corvette engineers have performed their finest work. It's top speed is at least 200 mph partly due to extensive use of carbon fiber in places such as the fenders, hood, roof, front fascia, and rocker moldings. Another ZR1 only feature that makes it standout from other trims is the clear polycarbonate window on the front hood that provides a view of the engine's intercooler.

Along with having the largest wheels on any Corvette, it's also the most expensive one. With a price tag of $113,000, it almost seems outrageous that it's a Corvette. But then again, it did outperform the Ferrari 599 GTB in a 2007 Motor Trend performance test. And there you have it....America has built a world beating supercar.

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