Nothing has captured the imagination of sports car enthusiasts more than the pre-release legends and rumors surrounding the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe. This top of the line powerhouse does not disappoint, it exceeds all expectations as the peak of the Chevy Corvette collection.
General Motors outdid itself with the limited production Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe, surpassing all predecessors in velocity and performance, as well as a hefty price tag. With an awe-inspiring maximum speed of 200 miles per hour, and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds, drivers are stunned to discover that the vehicle still gets a respectable 14 miles per gallon in the city, and an average of 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe boasts 638 horsepower with 6,500 rpm, thanks to the LS9 motor purring under the hood. Pound-feet of torque are a full 604 at 4,000 rpm. The combination of the 6.2-liter V8 engine and the close-ratio manual gearbox with companion high-capacity clutch means 100 horsepower per liter. Corvette aficionados love the see-through hood, allowing clear visibility of the engine, helpfully labeled \"LS9 Supercharged\".
Basic specs for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe include a curb weight of 3353 pounds, length of 176\", width of 76\", and height of 49\". The drivetrain is rear wheel, making it a dream ride for everyday use, three seasons out of the year. For the moment, there is no convertible option. Transmission on the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe is a six-speed manual, preferred for additional power.
Brakes are made from top of the line carbon-ceramic that is heat resistant for extra performance and safety. Drivers find this sports car stops shorter than its peers, thanks to the large 15.5\" front and 15\" rear brakes. Add that to better handling and grip than others in its class, and the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe is a clear winner in every category.
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe has very few optional features, because most are included standard in every vehicle that rolls off the line. Leather seats ensure driver and passenger comfort, as does the automatic dual-zone climate control, which has a built in filter to reduce allergens. Of course, all of the basics you would expect are included in the price, such as a tilt steering wheel (leather), power seats, On-Star, and alloy wheels with front and rear run-flat tires. For safety, every Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe comes with tire-pressure monitoring, electronic stability control, ABS, traction control, and front/side airbags.