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on the street... It still had the Manufacturers Plates in the
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ZR1 is OUT !
simply the meanest Corvette ever produced
This is it. The speculation,
rumors and half-truths can now be set aside -- this is the 2009
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, officially revealed for all the world to
see. Powered by a supercharged LS9 6.2L small-block engine, the ZR1
hasn't even received an official horsepower number from the
engineers toiling away at the General. All Harlan Charles, project
manager for the Corvette team was able to tell us last week was the
new high-powered 'Vette engine is "capable of producing at least 100
horsepower per liter. That's at least 620 horsepower, and
approximately 595 lb.-ft. of torque." Chevrolet wasn't even able to
give us a time on the 0-60. Charles was only willing to say "it's in
the low three seconds." The small-block engine under the hood is
only able to hit those massive numbers due to the addition of the
positive-displacement Roots-type supercharger with a new, four-lobe
rotor design plus an integrated charge cooling system that reduces
inlet air temperature for increased performance. That's the "go"
end, but the "whoa" end is just as impressive. The ZR1 gets some
simply huge carbon-ceramic, drilled disc brake rotors. They're so
big and are required to be so powerful they're using the same
15-inch-diameter discs found on the front of a Ferrari 599. Except
on the ZR1, they go on the 20" tires in the rear. In the front,
they'll be getting even larger 15.5-inch-diameter rotors, simply
breathtaking to see up-close.
New, Supercharged LS9 V-8
is the Heart of the ZR1
DETROIT - Chevrolet officially announced the 2009 Corvette ZR1 - an
American supercar that brings the technology and engineering
refinement of carbon-fiber, ceramics and electronics together in a
"Chevrolet's goal with the new ZR1 is to show what an American
supercar can deliver, at a price that trumps exotics that cost two,
three or four times as much - and does so with exceptional
drivability," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager.
The ZR1's basic stats:
* All-new LS9 supercharged 6.2L V-8 targeted at producing at least
100 horsepower per liter, or 620 horsepower (462 kW), and
approximately 595 lb.-ft. of torque (823 Nm)
* Six-speed, close-ratio, race-hardened manual transmission
* New, high-capacity dual-disc clutch
* Higher-capacity and specific-diameter axle half-shafts; enhanced
* Specific suspension tuning provides more than 1g cornering grip
* Twenty-spoke 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels
* Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires - P285/30ZR19 in front and
P335/25ZR20 in the rear - developed specifically for the ZR1
* Standard carbon-ceramic, drilled disc brake rotors -
15.5-inch-diameter (394-mm) in the front and 15-inch-diameter
(380-mm) in the rear
* Larger brake calipers with substantially increased pad area
* Standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control with track-level
* Wider, carbon-fiber front fenders with ZR1-specific dual vents
* Carbon-fiber hood with a raised, polycarbonate window - offering a
view of the intercooler below it
* Carbon-fiber roof panel, roof bow, front fascia splitter and
rocker moldings with clear-coated, exposed carbon-fiber weave
* ZR1-specific full-width rear spoiler with raised outboard sections
* Specific gauge cluster with boost gauge (also displayed on the
head-up display) and 220-mph (370 km/h) speedometer readout
* Only two options: chrome wheels and a "luxury" package
* Curb weight of approximately 3,350 pounds (1,519 kg)
The specialized components of the new ZR1 work harmoniously to
deliver the most powerful and fastest automobile ever produced by
General Motors. Performance estimates will be announced closer to
vehicle's summer 2008 launch.
"Preliminary testing shows the ZR1 builds on the highly respected
Corvette Z06 in every performance category, from acceleration and
braking, to cornering grip and top speed," said Peper. "It all boils
down to the power-to-weight ratio and the ZR1's is exceptional -
better than the Porsche 911 GT2, the Ferrari 599 and even the
Lamborghini LP640. In fact, the ZR1 is expected to be the first
production Corvette to achieve a top speed of at least 200 mph."
Supercharged LS9 engine
The new LS9 6.2L small-block engine is the power plant the supports
the ZR1's performance capability. The enabler of the LS9's
performance and refinement is a large, positive-displacement
Roots-type supercharger with a new, four-lobe rotor design. It is
augmented with an integrated charge cooling system that reduces
inlet air temperature for maximum performance.
A sixth-generation supercharger developed by Eaton helps the LS9
make big power and torque at lower rpm and carries it in a wide arc
to 6,600 rpm, as it pushes enough air to help the engine maintain
power through the upper levels of the rpm band - the area where
supercharged performance tends to diminish. Heavy-duty and
lightweight reciprocating components enable the engine's confident
The LS9 is hand-assembled at GM's Performance Build Center, in
Wixom, Mich., and incorporates specialty processes typically seen in
racing engines to produce a highly refined and precise product. For
example, cast iron cylinder liners are inserted in the aluminum
block and are finish-bored and honed with a deck plate installed.
The deck plate simulates the pressure and minute dimensional
variances applied to the block when the cylinder heads are
installed, ensuring a higher degree of accuracy that promotes
maximum cylinder head sealing, piston ring fit and overall engine
Transmission and axle
The LS9 engine is backed by a new, stronger six-speed manual
transmission and a twin-disc clutch that provide exceptional
clamping power, while maintaining an easy clutch effort.
ZR1-specific gearing in the transmission provides a steep first-gear
ratio that helps launch the car, and top speed is achieved in
gear - a change from the fifth-gear top-speed run-outs in the
manual-transmission Corvette and Corvette Z06.
As the term implies, the twin-disc clutch system employs a pair of
discs, which spreads out the engine's torque load over a wider area.
This enables tremendous clamping power when the clutch is engaged,
while also helping to dissipate heat better and extend the life of
The twin-disc clutch system also contributes to the ZR1's
exceptional driving quality, with smooth and easy shifting. The
twin-disc system's design enables a 25-percent reduction in inertia,
thanks to smaller, 260-mm plates, corresponding to a pedal effort
that is similar to the Corvette Z06's 290-mm single-disc system.
The rear axle also is stronger in the ZR1 and features asymmetrical
axle-shaft diameters that were developed after careful testing to
provide optimal torque management. The axles are also mounted on a
more horizontal plane that correlates with the wider width of the
rear wheels and tires.
Ride and handling
The ZR1 is built on the same aluminum-intensive chassis as the
Corvette Z06 and features similar independent SLA front and rear
suspensions, with aluminum upper and lower control arms. Where the
ZR1 differs is the suspension tuning, which was optimized for the
car's steamroller-wide front and rear tires.
Magnetic Selective Ride Control is standard and tuned specifically
for the ZR1. The system's ability to deliver a compliant ride with
nearly instantaneous damping adjustments enabled engineers to
develop a surprisingly supple ride quality in a
supercar that still
delivers cornering grip of more than 1g.
From a high-performance perspective, Magnetic Selective Ride Control
helps the rear axle remain planted during launch for smooth,
hop-free acceleration. It also helps suppress axle movement when
cornering on broken or uneven pavement.
Brakes, wheels and tires
Commensurate with the ZR1's engine output is the braking system,
which is headlined by carbon-ceramic brake rotors. Found on only a
few exotics and more expensive supercars, carbon-ceramic brake
rotors are made of a carbon-fiber-reinforced ceramic silicon carbide
material . Their advantage comes in low mass and resistance to wear
and heat. In fact, the rotors should never show any corrosion or
require replacement for the life of the vehicle, when used in normal
The vented and cross-drilled rotors on the ZR1 measure
(394 mm) in diameter in the front and 15 inches (380 mm) in diameter
in the rear - making them among the largest carbon-ceramic rotors
available on any production vehicle.
Clamping down on the high-tech rotors are six-piston front calipers
and four-piston rear calipers, each painted a ZR1-exclusive blue.
The front pads are equivalent in size to the largest on any
production car with a single-pad design - double that of the
Corvette Z06's 70-sq.-cm. front pads.
The brakes are visible through the ZR1's exclusive wheels: 20-spoke
alloy rims that measure
19 inches in diameter in the front and
20 inches in the rear. They come standard with a bright, Sterling
Silver paint finish and chrome versions are optional. The wheels are
wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires developed specifically for
the ZR1, measuring P285/30ZR19 in front and P335/25ZR20 in the rear.
The ZR1 is instantly recognizable, with perhaps the most
identifiable feature a raised, all-carbon-fiber
incorporates a clear, polycarbonate
window. The window provides a
view of the top of the engine's intercooler, with the legend "LS9
SUPERCHARGED" embossed on the left and right sides, and an engine
cover with the Corvette crossed flags logo debossed at the front.
The underside of the hood has an exposed carbon-fiber-weave. Exposed
carbon-fiber is used on the roof, roof bow, rocker molding and
splitter. These exterior components are protected by a specially
developed glossy, UV-resistant clear coat that resists yellowing and
Widened, carbon-fiber front fenders with specific, dual lower vents,
and a full-width, body-color rear spoiler incorporating the center
high-mounted stop lamp, are also unique to the ZR1. All of the
exterior features of the car were developed to enhance high-speed
stability and driver control.
The ZR1's interior builds on the brand's dual-cockpit heritage, with
high-quality materials, craftsmanship and functionality that support
the premium-quality experience promised by the car's performance.
The ZR1's cabin differs from the Corvette and Corvette Z06 with the
* ZR1-logo sill plates
* ZR1-logo headrest embroidery
* Specific gauge cluster with "ZR1" logo on the tachometer and a
220-mph (370 km/h) readout on the
* Boost gauge added to the instrument cluster and Head-Up Display
The "base" ZR1 (RPO 1LZ) comes with accoutrements based on the Z06,
including lightweight seats and
lightweight content. The uplevel
interior package includes unique, power-adjustable and
leather-trimmed sport seats (embroidered with the ZR1 logo); custom,
leather-wrapped interior available in four colors; navigation
system, Bluetooth connectivity and more.
By the numbers
In addition to the exterior cues and powertrain, ZR1 models will be
distinguished from other Corvette models by their VIN. Each will
carry a unique, identifying VIN digit, as well as a sequential build
number. This makes it easy to determine the build number of a
specific car - information treasured by enthusiasts and collectors.
For example, a ZR1 with a VIN ending in "0150" would indicate it is
the 150 th ZR1 built for the model year
Boasting a 620-plus horsepower V8 and a price around
$100,000, the 2009 Corvette ZR1 is the result of General Motors
Corp. chairman Rick Wagoner’s challenge to build the ultimate
The ZR1 aims to match the performance of supercars like the
612-horsepower $273,845 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 coupe, which
accelerates to 62 m.p.h. in 3.7 seconds.
“Our goal with the ZR1 is to show that an American supercar can
deliver performance that beats exotics that cost two, three or four
times as much,” Chevrolet general manager Ed Peper said.
The supercar was born when Wagoner asked the Corvette team to show him
what it could accomplish with a $100,000 Corvette.
Within GM, the secret project was referred to as the Blue Devil, ,”
a reference to the mascot for athletic teams at Wagoner’s alma
mater, Duke University. The super-Vette features a supercharged
6.2-liter version of GM’s legendary small-block V8 engine, extensive
use of lightweight carbon-fiber body panels and a host of other
The ZR1 will
have a top speed in excess of 200 m.p.h. and will be able to race
from zero to 60 m.p.h. in first gear.
“The Corvette is really a brand unto itself,” “The ZR1 is a logical extension of
The hand-built engines will come from GM’s performance-build center
in Wixom. The Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Ky., will build the
The ZR1 will be recognizable on the street thanks to a clear panel
in the hood that provides a view of the engine, a unique,
clear-coated carbon-fiber roof and other changes that include
massive disc brakes with a unique shade of blue used only on the
It took years to develop the clearcoat for the carbon-fiber because
sunlight degrades the material over time. The coating, which only
the ZR1 has, uses a special additive to prevent that. The additive
alone costs $60,000 a gallon, while the mixture of clearcoat and
additive applied to the roof costs $2,200 a gallon.
The fastest, most powerful and most expensive Chevrolet Corvette
ever... has now roared to life at select delearships.
Check back for some dyno power curves on this screaming machine...
New Compstar HD rod
Coming out for the small block Chevy and the LS1
style engines this New I beam style rod is designed for BIG power
with a high value design criteria. Compstar engineers
incorporated many design features found only on more expensive
custom connecting rods. While the current Compstar H beam
style rod is hard to beat and I have never heard of one failing due
to excess horsepower, this new I beam will be rated at 1200+ HP
Speed Engineering is a dealer for Dynotech Engineering!
Dynotech Engineering is
leading manufacturer of hardened driveline parts for the C5 and C6 Corvette Independent Rear
Suspension. We are pleased to announce that we are now a dealer for
all DTE products including the 4340 "300M" hardened steel
output shafts and severe-duty built rear differentials. Don't be
fooled by other cheaply built differentials
that don't include the same level of attention to build quality,
professional engineering and component detail that DTE always offers as
standard equipment. For more information or to order
those much needed upgrades for your Corvette, please contact us for all your
driveline parts needs.
Speed Engineering is
"Most Trusted Shop in Tennessee" by Corvette Fever Magazine 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and again in 2010.
Corvette Fever Magazine's annual spring issue has its yearly "100
Corvette Shops You Can Trust" list and we made it again. Yet
another year of being the only listed shop in the state of Tennessee. We
would like to thank all of our customers for making this possible by
us as their preferred shop. We strive to provide the best service,
prices, and performance to all of our customers. To read more about this
you can visit the
Corvette Fever web site. Again we want to thank all of our loyal customers for
another great year!
Vipers on the Dyno
We would like to congratulate Joseph
Dell for setting
a horsepower record for our dyno. His "Novi 2000"
Paxton supercharged 99 RT/10 Viper put down 965 rear
wheel horsepower with a mostly stock bottom end.
The previous horsepower record,
750.7 RWHP, was held by Tony Armour and his '96 Viper GTS with
an internally stock engine. Tony broke his own record with the
"Dr. Roof's" supercharged GTS, but moments later this record was
broken by Joseph Dell.
John Hennessey Visits
This 2004 Dodge Viper made 1000 BHP 1002 RWTQ
to commemorate the opening of the 1000th check into cash store. It also
toured the country to be displayed at each check into cash store. The
Viper sold on Barrett-Jackson's auction for $106K by owner Allan
Jones, famous for the largest bidding war on Barrett Jackson for the
Oldsmobile concept car.
John Hennessey owner of Hennessey Motorsports home of some of the fastest Street Driven Vipers in
the country visited Speed Engineering on Monday November 1st. He was
there to dyno a
Twin Turbo viper he built for Alan Jones (owner of the Check into Cash
franchise) in Cleveland, TN. The
White '04 Viper set our Dyno's Gasoline Torque record with an amazing 1002.7 lbs. of
rear wheel Torque. Proof
that even the big names in motor sports choose a DynoJet Dyno.
The torque record was previously
held by James Breeden with a '99 F-250 diesel truck at 965 RWTQ.
Corvettes cruise the Smokies
March 28-29 | Smoky Mtns | Sevierville, TN
March 28-29 | Sevierville Events Center | Sevierville, TN
HotRod Magazine / ECTA Top Speed Challenge
April 5-6 | Maxton Airport | Laurinburg, NC
April 19 | Kansas City Dragway | Kansas City, MO
Year One Experience
May 16-18 | Road Atlanta | Braselton, GA
May 18-20 | Atlanta Dragway | Commerce, GA
Spring Grand Rod Run
April 17-19 | Grand Resort and Hotel | Pigeon Forge, TN
Hotrod Pump Gas Drags
May 10 | Memphis Motorsports Park | Memphis, TN
Pinks All Out
May 9-11 | Atlanta Dragway | Commerce, GA
ECTA Speed Trial
May 17-18 | Maxton Airport | Laurinburg, NC
ECTA Speed Trial
June 28-29 | Maxton Airport | Laurinburg, NC
Hotrod Drag Week
Sunday, September ? | Cordova, IL | Cordova Drag Park
Monday, September ? | Cordova, IL | Cordova Drag Park
Tuesday, September ? | Clermont, IN | Indianapolis Raceway Park
Wednesday, September ? | Columbus, OH | National Trail Raceway
Thursday, September ?| Martin, MI | U.S. 131 Motorsports Park
Friday, September ? | Cordova, IL | Cordova Drag Park
Fall Grand Rod Run
September 11-14 | Grand Resort and Hotel | Pigeon Forge,
Mountain City Corvette Show and Drag
September 21 | Brainerd Dragstrip | East Ridge, TN
ECTA Speed Trial
September 27-28 | Maxton Airport | Laurinburg, NC
NMCA World Street Finals
October ? ? | Memphis Motorsports Park | Memphis, TN
October 17-18 | Chilhowee Park | Knoxville, TN
ECTA Speed Trial
October 25-26 | Maxton Airport | Laurinburg, NC
Orlando Street World Nationals
October 30- Nov 2 | Speed World Dragway | Orlando, FL
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