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ZR1 Put to the Test: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Full Test

FOR FULL ARTICLE: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=134347?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* Brute force, a quality we can't help but assign to any car generating 638 horsepower, is by definition anything but subtle. Yet the 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1 manages at once to be both brutally quick and remarkably mild-mannered. Its quarter-mile acceleration is quicker than any production car we've ever tested, its chassis is benign but highly capable and its carbon-ceramic brakes are mind-bending in their effectiveness. This new Vette offers an unlikely combination of performance and real-world usability that we're proud to experience in an American car. This combination is as rare as truth in a presidential debate. Honestly, most of the ZR1's competition (think Dodge Viper ACR) or Nissan GT-R)) is less capable and makes a much larger compromise in typical road driving. With the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 we have a machine that is engaging to drive, capable of making insane numbers on the test track and also a legitimate road car.


 


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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Full Test
CHECK OUT THE NEW DIESEL JETTA: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=132146?tid= edmunds.il.home.photopanel..3.* For those alternative-fuel-conscious, carbon-conscientious driving enthusiasts among us, the big news from Volkswagen is electric, mainly because it has introduced a car that isn't. The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel (yep, that's its official name) is the first diesel-powered new car to be certified for sale across the entire U.S. — including California and the four states that piggyback their emissions regulations on the Golden State since they all turned up their tailpipe-sniffing noses at everyone else in 2006. So it was probably no mere coincidence that Volkswagen chose Santa Monica, California, as the site for the introduction of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. And as we later tested the Jetta TDI near our Santa Monica office by driving the Pacific Coast Highway and the canyon roads of Malibu, we were happy to flaunt this turbodiesel's new clean-and-green status in the backyard of so many Prius-driving members of the celebrity set.





2010 Corvettemaggedon Comparison Test
Inside Line puts the 2002 Corvette Z06, the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport and the 2011 Corvette Carbon Prototype to a head to head test on the IL test track and the Streets of Willow. More Articles: http://www.insideline.com Car Prices & Info: http://www.edmunds.com Inside Line on Twitter: http://twitter.com/InsideLi... Edmunds.com on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ins... Hi-Res Videos: http://www.hulu.com/edmunds-in side-line





ZR1 Smokes GT-R: Chevy Corvette ZR1 vs. Nissan GT-R
SEE THE FULL COMPARISON STORY: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=134467?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* Corvette Grand Sport Road Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWlK669ZVdY SEE RHYS MILLEN TOP PIKES PEAK: http://www.youtube.com/user/InsideLineVideo It's already hot at 11 a.m. as we pull our 2009 Nissan GT-R into the visitor's parking lot at GM's proving grounds in Arizona. The Japanese supercar looks like a spaceship next to the aging, 1960s-era brick buildings that front the massive desert test facility on the outskirts of Phoenix....





2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Road Test
nside Line roasts the tires of the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 then explains why the car's new Performance Traction Management system makes it harder to do ... and why that's a good thing. More Articles: http://www.insideline.com Car Prices & Info: http://www.edmunds.com Inside Line on Twitter: http://twitter.com/InsideLi... Edmunds.com on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ins... Hi-Res Videos: http://www.hulu.com/edmunds-inside-line





2008 Dodge Viper ACR: From L.A. to Bonneville
CHECK OUT THE VIPER AC-R ARTICLE: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=129907?tid=edmunds. il.home.photopanel..2.* We're about to make our first high-speed run in the still-black 2008 Dodge Viper ACR when the old guy pulls up to our makeshift pit. He looks exactly like the guy you'd expect to meet in the middle of the Bonneville Salt Flats, like a worn-out Hank Williams, Jr. Over the deafening cackle of his Cummins-powered diesel pickup, he yells, "What's you boys doin'?" "We're going to make a few runs in this Viper here." "Yeah, how fast will she run?" "We don't really know. Maybe 190 or so." By the expression on his face, it's obvious ol' Hank has figured out that we have no idea what we're doin'. He knows we're just a bunch of yahoos with a fast car. He takes a good long look at the big winged Viper, then he shuts off the truck's engine so we can hear him better. "When you're going fast, the slightest gust of wind can flip you," he says. "That's why we only ran early in the morning when the air was calm." We look up at the mid-afternoon sun and wonder what we've gotten ourselves into. "And make sure you don't run out of room," he continues. "You think you have all the space in the world, then Floating Mountain is suddenly right in your face. I remember when I went for 300 mph back in 1978; my chutes didn't open and I almost didn't get her stopped." He runs his fingers through a white beard. "Didn't make 300 either," he adds. "Only 280." Great. We thought this Bonneville thing was as easy as holding our foot down until the speedometer stopped moving. Now Mr. Monday Night has us imagining our $100,000 Viper sliding across the Utah desert on its roof.





2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51! Testing the New High Tech Vette! - Ignition Ep. 77
Finally! On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of Chevrolet's hotly anticipated 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51, the most technologically advanced production Corvette ever made. First, Carlos heads to the test track to put the reborn 460hp V8-powered Stingray through the full barrage of Motor Trend's instrumented tests: 0-60 mph acceleration, quarter mile, 60-0 mph braking, lateral acceleration, and figure-eight. The raw data backs up what Carlos can already feel from the driver's seat - the 2014 Corvette goes fast, stops quick and handles corners with ease. Then, its off to the winding roads of Central California to see how the C7 Vette's continuously variable-locking differential, magnetic damping, rev matching and other high-tech features perform in the real world. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/convertibles/1307_2014_chevrolet_corvet te_stingray_z51_first_test/ Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend

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ZR1 Drag Race King - Spanks GTR, 599, and GT2
Join us as we pit Chevy's all-new 638 horsepower Corvette ZR1 against the Nissan GTR, Ferrari 599 GTB, and Porsche GT2 in a no holds barred drag race. Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett Edited By: Jim Gleason Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0810_2009_corvette_zr1_vs_po rsche_gt2_vs_ferrari_599_vs_nissan_gtr/index.html





Monsters' Brawl! Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 Turbo
It's the King of the Hill vs the Autobahn Kaiser. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 turbo do battle in a comparison of epic proportions at the track with professional hot shoe Justin Bell, on the drag strip and through a standing mile... Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1011_2011_chevrolet_corvette_zr1 _2010_porsche_911_turbo_comparison/index.html Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Duane Sempson Edited by: Mike Suggett





MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1





Corvette ZR1 vs. SL65 AMG Black Series, Murciélago LP640, Viper SRT10 - CAR and DRIVER
Unnatural selection: With 600 horsepower (and then some), these supercars are at the pinnacle of the automotive food chain. Just like dinosaurs, they may be doomed. Corvette ZR1 vs. SL65 AMG Black Series, Murciélago LP640, Viper SRT10 - Comparison Test http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/corvette-zr1-vs-sl65-amg-black-seri es-murcielago-lp640-viper-srt10-comparison-tests 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Tested & Compared with Z51, Z06 - Feature http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2009-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-tested-com pared-with-z51-z06





Geiger Ford GT vs Geiger Corvette ZR1 - Autobahn & 1/4mile
Geiger GT (795 hp) vs Geiger ZR1 (687 hp) on the German Autobahn and at the Public Racedays 2009 in Hockenheim!





ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" -- the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet. Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin Edited By: Jim Gleason Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/112_0908_chevy_corvette_zr1_ vs_fighter_jet_race/index.html





2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Review, and Tour
www.lamborghinicarolinas.com In this video I give a full in depth review and tour on the all new 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds. A thorough review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.





2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 / Z06 / ZR1 - CAR and DRIVER
Killer Z's: The ZR1 is the fastest and most expensive production Corvette ever. So how does it stack up against its stablemates? 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 / Z06 / ZR1 http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2009-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-tested-com pared-with-z51-z06 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: First Instrumented Test Results http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2009-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-first-inst rumented-test-results





MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
MotorWeek Road Test: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1





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