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GT-R at Nurburgring: 7m 27s

Nissan’s hell bent on besting the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring, and to prove it the company took the newest-generation car to Green Hell for a few hot laps. How’d it do? The Series II GT-R popped off a blistering 7m 27s time for the full 12.9 mile circuit. That’s a full 27 seconds quicker [...]

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Picture of the Day: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Ah, the mighty ZR1. Of all the Corvettes to come and go through the ages, this one is a special breed. If you notice one in the wild, it takes some looking to differentiate the car from its white-bread brethren. It’s a sleeper in the most anti-sleeper kind of way, and Stile Bertone has recently [...]

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GM’s LS9 Is Filthy Expensive

Tuners and hot rodders everywhere dove into a horsepower-induced coma when GM announced its epic LS9 would be available as a crate engine. The company has rolled out its 2009 performance parts catalog and sure enough, the engine’s there – complete with a $21,000 price tag. Steep? Depends on where you stand. With 630 horsepower [...]

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GM Pulls ZR1 Rolling Chassis

Bad news if you were hoping to get your mitts on the ZR1 rolling chassis GM put up for auction a while back. Looks like the company has yanked the nekked chassis from the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction. The company hasn’t released any details as to why the rolling framework, complete with its supercharged LS9, got [...]

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Detroit Auto Show: The Black Sheep

A couple of dominant themes have already reared their ugly heads at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. First and foremost, the gloomy economic conditions and the resultant (near total lack of) auto sales have factored into everyone’s speeches — even sales-record VW Group. Next in line? None other than Captain Planet’s fleet of green machines. [...]

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GM’s Heritage Pruning Continues: ZR1 Rolling Chassis For Bid

Last year, GM began pawning off whatever it could for cash, including a few hot examples from its Heritage Collection. Now it looks like a ZR1 rolling chassis will follow the same fate. There’s no word as to what exactly makes this thing heritage material, but according to the auction paperwork, it has no title [...]

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Video: Leno Reviews His ZR1

Here’s something I will probably never say “here in the Corvette section of my garage.” That’s how Leno starts off the little tidbit you’ll find after the jump. The king of comedic car guys has been kind enough to show the world around his ZR1, which just happens to be the very first one ever [...]

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Corvette ZR1 Owners Get Free Driving School

As if we needed another reason to want the world-class ZR1. GM has announced buyers of the bow-tie supercar will receive a complimentary advanced driving course from Bob Bondurant. So far, the driving school has picked up two ZR1’s with more on the way. The course builds a drivers confidence gradually by starting them in [...]

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Video: Top Gear Goes Muscle Car

Remember those reports of our three favorite hoons from the UK busting around the desert in a Dodge Challenger SRT8, a Cadillac CTS-V and a Chevrolet Corvette, ZR1? Here’s why: Clarkson, Hammond and May set upon the states to find out if the newest generation of muscle cars are more than crappy a crappy chassis [...]

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QFTW: Oz Gave This Tinman’s RX-7 A NASCAR Heart

So, the boss has asked us to pick our favorite engine swap. As fate would have it, I have a friend who knows a thing or two about swapping… and the odd thing is that he was just a toddler in the ’70′s! Matt “Tinman” Johnston is that rare and valuable combination: good friend and [...]

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Video: Motor Trend Pits GT-R, 599 GTB, ZR1 And GT2 Head To Head

Do these guys have all the fun, or what? We showed you Motor Trend’s recent test of the mighty Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 just the other day, and it looks like the guys and gals weren’t done with the king of the ‘Vettes. With a stunt that’s bred straight out of playground arguments on exactly which [...]

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SEMA: ZR1 Crate Motor For Sale: Straight From GM!

Wasn’t I just saying it wouldn’t take much to get the CTS-V up to ZR1 numbers? The General has just announced its intention to sell the “miracle” LS9 mill as a crate motor. Not only does that mean you can pull the LSA from the mad Caddy and replace it with the 638 horse, blown [...]

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Corvette ZR1 Goes Round Der ‘Ring 4 Seconds Faster

To quote Vanilla Ice, “Will it ever stop? Yo! — I don’t know.” Here’s the skinny. The last time Chevy flew their gang of “engineers” out to Germany (“engineers” being GM speak for facotry race drivers), Jim Mero snapped off a then “production car record” time of 7:26. Das ich fast, jah? Sadly for Chevy, [...]

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Next Corvette: C7 Keeps Engine Up Front

For many moons there’s been lots of talk about a mid-engined ‘Vette. Maximum Bob Lutz hinted at the idea because moving the engine behind the driver would allow the General to fit one of their cylinder deactivation LS3 engines in the Corvette’s engine bay (something about an additional clutch to deactivate the driveshaft to the [...]

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Corvette ZR1 Round Up: Siler Says

“The 2009 Corvette ZR1 is the best car ever made.” What else do you want? There it is, straight from the horse’s mouth. Now, you may be asking yourself, “What does a motorcycle guy know about super duper duper cars?” Good question. Well, I’ve had the pleasure (and it is pleasure) of driving with Wes. [...]

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“Unlike most engines the ZR1 doesn’t really have a torque curve”

That’s our buddy Autoblog Sam explaining what it feels like to dip your right foot into 605 lb-ft of ubercharged torque. He goes on to say that the ZR1′s mighty 638 hp LS9 motor feels more like an electric car: full power, all the time. Sam’s review is pretty interesting in that he used to [...]

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