There’s Now Much A Cheaper Way To Own A Corvette ZR1

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But you have to build it yourself.

Unveiled back in 2017, the new Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette ever built, boasting a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that pumps out 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque paired with either a seven-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic. With a starting price of $120,900, it’s also the most expensive Corvette in the current range by a significant margin. If you really want to own one, there is, however, now a cheaper alternative – but you'll have to build it yourself.

The Corvette ZR1 is the latest car to get the Lego Technic treatment following the impressive kits that let you build your very own Lego Bugatti Chiron and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, although it’s smaller and not as complicated to assemble.

Measuring 11 inches long, 4 inches wide and 8 inches high, the Technic Corvette ZR1 replicates the real car’s two-tone paint scheme, massive rear wing, quad tailpipes, and low-profile tires, and also has a working steering. In a neat touch, there’s also a miniature version of the ZR1’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine complete with moving pistons. There are 579 pieces in total, but the design isn't as accurate as the aforementioned Bugatti Chiron and Porsche 911 GT3 kits – the ZR1’s complicated aero seemingly doesn’t translate very well to Lego.

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The reduced detail can perhaps be forgiven when you factor in the price, though. While the Bugatti Chiron Lego Technic kit will set you back $349,99, the Corvette ZR1 kit costs just $49.99. You can also use the kit to build a hot rod version of ZR1 that exposes its supercharged V8 in all its glory - if only Chevrolet would make a real-life version. The Corvette ZR1 Lego Technic kit is available to buy as of January 2nd on Lego’s website. We reckon it's the perfect gift for young gearheads.

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