Wednesday, October 08, 2008

"Zero to 60 mph in 3.4 brain-scrambling seconds"

Car and Driver benchmarks the 2009 Corvette ZR-1 and returns with stains on the seats.

How might the ZR1’s blistering performance—and $105,000 price—shake things up in the sports-car world?

How many times have you read the words “the best Vette yet” in a car magazine? Well, you’re about to read them again. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Chevrolet’s iconic and extremely well-rounded Corvette, as evidenced by the seven straight 10Best trophies it’s earned since 2002. And while we’re loathe to recycle trite headlines, the incredible ZR1 is poised to hit the Corvette out of the ballpark, over the river, and into a whole new borough.

* Zero to 60 mph in 3.4 brain-scrambling seconds

* Zero to 100 mph in 7.6 seconds

* An 11.5-second, 128-mph quarter-mile blast

My vintage '71 Chevy Vega (in Canary Yellow) can beat that!

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