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      06-17-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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2009 Corvette ZR1: $103,300

Official numbers are out. The new Corvette ZR1 produces 638 HP, 0-60 in 3.4 seconds, 1/4 mile in 11.3 seconds at 131 MPH, and tops out at 205 MPH. It returns a decent( though missed the target of best in class) fuel economy of 14/20. You can get this bare bone beast all for a very cheap $103,300. Then add gas guzzling tax, chrome wheels, and the only package available costing $10,000 the ZR1 will top out at $117,000.



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i want one =]
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numbers have been out. i read about this a few months back.

sick car.
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      06-17-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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I saw on up close and personal at Barret Jackson in Scottsdale a few months ago. That one sold for a cool $1million(charity). I would like one in Ferarri killer RED please.
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numbers have been out. i read about this a few months back.

sick car.
We knew everything except for fuel economy and price.
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sorry...I don't care what the specs say. you have to be insane to pay $100K + for a corvette.
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Official numbers are out. The new Corvette ZR1 produces 638 HP, 0-60 in 3.4 seconds, 1/4 mile in 11.3 seconds at 131 MPH, and tops out at 205 MPH. It returns a decent( though missed the target of best in class) fuel economy of 14/20. You can get this bare bone beast all for a very cheap $103,300. Then add gas guzzling tax, chrome wheels, and the only package available costing $10,000 the ZR1 will top out at $117,000.



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numbers are lambo leagues and better, gas is so sad that it's same mileage as M3
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sorry...I don't care what the specs say. you have to be insane to pay $100K + for a corvette.
Depends on the cars you like. I'm sure the corvette guys would disagree with you. That being said, for $100k couldn't they do more with the interior other than putting "corvette" everywhere? Typical american manufacturers. Of course the exterior and engine are out of this world.
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numbers are lambo leagues and better, gas is so sad that it's same mileage as M3
I doubt people would use it for their daily driver anyways. The mpg is fine for a weekend car. Hell people are buying C63's and its far worse.
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sorry...I don't care what the specs say. you have to be insane to pay $100K + for a corvette.
Perfect example of an image snob right there. The interior might not be the best, but it isn't horrible. It's all personal taste, but to discriminate an awesome performing vehicle because of the name and the stereotypes it brings with it is stupid. Should I not buy a BMW because of the image of the drivers being arrogant, assholes, and feel they are superior then everyone else? Or should I buy it because it is a great performing vehicle?
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well worth the money, that thing looks SICK dont care what the lambo snobs say. has the performance to back it up as well.

better than the GTR imo.
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Perfect example of an image snob right there. The interior might not be the best, but it isn't horrible. It's all personal taste, but to discriminate an awesome performing vehicle because of the name and the stereotypes it brings with it. Should I not buy a BMW because of the image of the drivers being arrogant, assholes, and feel they are superior then everyone else? Or should I buy it because it is a great performing vehicle?
Well in his defense, most american made cars are crap. Of course, then you have the high performance cars like Z06's, Vipers, Ford GT's which aren't.

For $100k, I'd like a better interior than that. In the end, I doubt I'd care when I hear the 650hp engine.
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Well in his defense, most american made cars are crap. Of course, then you have the high performance cars like Z06's, Vipers, Ford GT's which aren't.

For $100k, I'd like a better interior than that. In the end, I doubt I'd care when I hear the 650hp engine.
American cars are getting better( Malibu, CTS). But, his post was perfectly aimed at the Corvette itself and not any other models from American manufactures.
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American cars are getting better( Malibu, CTS). But, his post was perfectly aimed at the Corvette itself and not any other models from American manufactures.
Well people also say they wouldn't pay $75k for a Nissan. So what? Everyone has their opinion on everything from cars to women to movie to underwear. I personally wish it wasn't in the 6 figure level, but for what you get, its worth the price.
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ridiculous interior. i'd want something more than a cobalt steering wheel
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ridiculous interior. i'd want something more than a cobalt steering wheel
That steering wheel was in the Corvette first. My Aura has that wheel, Malibu has it, Cobalt, HHR, etc. A downside of the corporate parts bin. Though I wouldn't mind GM tapping it for an Aura Redline and using that LS9 though.......

And Army, I know that it is the sad truth. Americans are too caught up in "luxury" marquees so when a perceived mainstream brand has something expensive, people will say, " Ewww. $100K for a Chevy?" It isn't like this in the rest of the world. The Acura TSX is the Honda Accord in Europe. Lexus's here are Toyota's in Japan, etc.
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Well people also say they wouldn't pay $75k for a Nissan. So what? Everyone has their opinion ......
True but when you make statements like:
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......most american made cars are crap. Of course, then you have the high performance cars like Z06's, Vipers, Ford GT's which aren't.....
That's more than just an opinion. It just not true. Here is an example of how American car companies are even exceeding the top Japanese companies like Toyota:
http://www.moneycontrol.com/india/ne...ankings/285344
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well it definitely isnt a deal breaker. i'd swap it with after market that's all
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True but when you make statements like:

That's more than just an opinion. It just not true. Here is an example of how American car companies are even exceeding the top Japanese companies like Toyota:
http://www.moneycontrol.com/india/ne...ankings/285344
Uh ok, NOW they've caught up. Where were they the last 10 years?
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Uh ok, NOW they've caught up. Where were they the last 10 years?
Making some pretty good SUV's and trucks and letting their cars rot in hell.
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Making some pretty good SUV's and trucks and letting their cars rot in hell.
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