2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 | Road Test | Edmunds.com
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.
Acceleration 0 - 340 km/h: Corvette ZR1, BMW M5, Porsche 911 Turbo S / GT3, Audi R8, Nissan GT-R
## Acceleration 0 - 340 km/h Part 2: http://youtu.be/SoiOOgvuRZo ## - Corvette ZR1 - BMW M5 (F10) - Porsche 911 turbo S (Mod.991) - Porsche 911 GT3 (Mod.991) - Audi R8 V10 - Nissan GT-R - Audi R8 V10 plus - Porsche 911 turbo S (0-100 km/h = 2,8s | 0-200 km/h = 10,0s Getriebeabstufung - Porsche 911 turbo S (Modell 991) (Schaltpunkt je bei ca. 7000 U/min) 1.Gang 0 - 60 km/h 2.Gang 60 - 120 km/h 3.Gang 120 - 170 km/h 4.Gang 170 - 230 km/h 5.Gang 230 - 290 km/h 6.Gang 290 - 330 km/h 7.Gang 330 - v-max Porsche 911 GT3 (Modell 991) Schaltpunkt je bei ca. 9000 U/min 1.Gang 0 - 70 km/h 2.Gang 70 - 120 km/h 3.Gang 120 - 165 km/h 4.Gang 165 - 215 km/h 5.Gang 215 - 255 km/h 6.Gang 255 - 303 km/h (8500 U/min)
2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1 "BURNOUTS"
Watch BURNOUTS from the 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1 by a GM test engineer at Texas Motor Speedway.
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