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      10-24-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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ZR1

My local dealer received their first of three ZR1 Corvettes. It was pre-sold but I had to go take a look just for fun. Beautiful car but I still like my M3.



















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So, so sexy. I must admit, I wouldn't trade my M3 for a GTR, 997 CS2, or a Z06, but I'd give it up for a ZR1 (or an R8 or GT2) in a hearbeat.
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      10-24-2008, 10:46 PM   #3
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So, so sexy. I must admit, I wouldn't trade my M3 for a GTR, 997 CS2, or a Z06, but I'd give it up for a ZR1 (or an R8 or GT2) in a hearbeat.


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      10-24-2008, 11:41 PM   #4
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I'd do it in less than a heart beat

My question is, if GM can make a car as great as the ZR1, WTF happened to the rest of their cars?! Even the Volt is now a SNAFU...
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nice pics, that is one bad ass machine, but at the same time very happy with my ZO6
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Sorry but anyone who would rather have an M3 over a ZR1 is in denial.
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Sorry but anyone who would rather have an M3 over a ZR1 is in denial.
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No actually just practical. A few months ago my business partner (who has a C6 Z06) and I offered them list price for the other 2 they have coming. They wanted $40K over list for each. Then right after I bought my M3 they called and had a change of heart. Guess they aren't flying off the lot at above list. And regardless it's still just a Chevy. It'll run like crazy but the interior is still pretty chintzy. Having read through the dealer's service guidelines manual it seems pretty fragile as well. It also statements has about denying warranty claims if the car had been tracked!
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nice pics, that is one bad ass machine, but at the same time very happy with my ZO6
I would rather have the z06. Not only is it cheaper, its lighter, has more displacement, and is higher revving. Plus you can also get plenty of power out of it if necessary.
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I would rather have the z06. Not only is it cheaper, its lighter, has more displacement, and is higher revving. Plus you can also get plenty of power out of it if necessary.
The reasons I like the ZR1 over the Z06 have nothing to do with the engine. Both are great cars, however.
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The reasons I like the ZR1 over the Z06 have nothing to do with the engine. Both are great cars, however.
What is it you like more then?
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I would rather have the z06. Not only is it cheaper, its lighter, has more displacement, and is higher revving. Plus you can also get plenty of power out of it if necessary.

Especially when you could buy a Z06 at $11K off of sticker.
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I would rather have the z06. Not only is it cheaper, its lighter, has more displacement, and is higher revving. Plus you can also get plenty of power out of it if necessary.


the Zo6 w/ 500hp is a BEAST and a bargin.....it has no traction in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. i had a phat grin from ear to ear after driving it. 600hp+ is just plain crazy
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No actually just practical. A few months ago my business partner (who has a C6 Z06) and I offered them list price for the other 2 they have coming. They wanted $40K over list for each. Then right after I bought my M3 they called and had a change of heart. Guess they aren't flying off the lot at above list. And regardless it's still just a Chevy. It'll run like crazy but the interior is still pretty chintzy. Having read through the dealer's service guidelines manual it seems pretty fragile as well. It also statements has about denying warranty claims if the car had been tracked!
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I'd take an ///M3 over a ZR1 as well. The ZR1 seems to be one hell of a car, but it isn't what I'd spend my hard earned dollar on.

...and what's with the denial of warranty thing? At this rate, buying a performance car (..and...gasp!.....asking it to perform) will be pointless.
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Saw one in person a few weeks ago, black just like the pictures. The car is badass in the performance category, but in the looks department not so much. To me the interior looked just like a stock Vette. Am I the only one who thinks the see-through hood is cheesy?!
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Amazing performance. Aside from that only a manufacturer like Chevy would offer chrome wheels for their performance flagship. You can't get much more cheezy than that.
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amazing car!!! very impressive.

There was actually an article about it in today's NY daily news.

good write up on it.
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