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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

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—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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  • ZR1: Best Car To Buy 2019

    MotorAuthority has just evaluated and concluded that the 2019 ZR1 is the Best Car To Buy.

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    Originally posted by MotorAuthority
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2019
    By: Kirk Bell; Nov 12, 2

    Each year the Motor Authority editors place our butts in a slew of new luxury and performance cars. We drive them on the road and on the track. We treat them like we own them and like we stole them.

    This year we whittled down a particularly strong class of candidates to five finalists: the Audi RS 5, BMW M5, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2, and Jaguar I-Pace.

    After comprehensive back-to-back testing, we arrived at a winner. The Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 is the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

    We were overwhelmed by the ZR1's prodigious power—755 supercharged horses will do that—but found it even more capable on the track and perfectly livable on the street. It's a missile pointed relentlessly forward, and it's capable of amazing speed in skilled hands.


    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    The ZR1 starts from the an excellent base car. The C7-generation is the best-driving Corvette yet, and the upgrades made for the ZR1 only heap goodness on top of that. It starts under the hood where Chevy installs the LT5 6.2-liter V-8 that features a supercharger with 52 percent more displacement than the one in the 650-hp Corvette Z06. Its 755 hp is the most ever for a Chevrolet vehicle. Both port and direct injection help it churn out 715 pound-feet of tire-deforming torque.

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    A unique front fascia brings in more air to cool four new radiators, while a special carbon-fiber hood clears the supercharger and provides a semi-obstructed view of the road. A pair of rear wings (low and high) help increase downforce for faster track times, and carbon-ceramic brakes arrest the ZR1's ludicrous speed with worry-free stability.

    All of that comes together in a car that can best supercars that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars more. The performance numbers are astronomical: a 212-mph top speed, 0-60 mph in 2.85 seconds, a 10.6-second quarter mile, and 0-100 mph in 6.0 seconds.


    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    The torque from the LT5 V-8 comes on like a hammer when pushed hard, but the engine will stay in the background with a light throttle foot. There's so much torque that shifting the tight and positive 7-speed gearbox is rarely necessary. Speed builds relentlessly, and the sound makes you think you might be swallowed whole by an angry demogorgon.

    What's more, the ZR1 isn't the handful on a track we expected. Its limits are as high as the driver has talent, but it will also make any driver feel like a hero behind the wheel. The ZR1's stability is in evidence in every turn. You can place it precisely, drive it hard at high speed, then switch direction without fear of the tires giving up grip.


    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    Given its track prowess, the ZR1 had to show some competence on the street to take the award and it obliged. Yes, the ride is firm, the front tires will occasionally tramline on the freeway, the big rear wing makes the hatch hard to use, and the interior isn't quite worthy of a six-figure supercar, but you can cruise in the ZR1 without getting fatigued. It has niceties like an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated and cooled seats, and even an onboard wi-fi hotspot.

    The ZR1 is a usable supercar that you can drive regularly, not just take to track days or rub with a diaper. And you won't find any car that can put up its track times for even twice the price.

    For all these reasons, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019. Congratulations to the Corvette team on building not only the pinnacle of the Corvette nameplate, but a car that deserves a hallowed place in supercar history.
    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...to-buy-2019?mc
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    ZR1: Best Car To Buy 2019


    Well, you're preachin' to the choir on that one.
    My C8:
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    • #3
      Well, OK. They convinced me. MIke Furman, take my order now!
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      • #4
        The ZR1 is one spectacular car. Just could not seeing trading in my 2016 in pristine shape, adding another $80,000+ to get one.

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        • #5
          I agree with the conclusion given the cars in the comparison with one proviso.

          No chicken wing on mine....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Busa Dave View Post
            I agree with the conclusion given the cars in the comparison with one proviso.

            No chicken wing on mine....
            Yeah, were I to win the lottery and buy one, I'd definitely choose the low wing version.
            Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Naturalw/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels

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            • #7
              I would also. But nice of GM to give us a choice for those who prefer the big wing.
              2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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