With each generation of the Corvette, Chevrolet has engineered evolution, improvement and relevance with conviction. You won’t find a Corvette that isn’t desirable, even the underpowered C3 variants have their fans of the muscular stance. When 2004 came, the C6 took over from the C5 and brought many changes to America’s favorite sports car. This 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 s one great example, as it’s the extremely potent ZR1 variant, and comes to you from California with just 13,800 miles on the clock. What more could you ask for?
The C6 redesign saw the iconic pop-up headlamps disappear, replaced by fixed units, but the overall silhouette looked much like the C5. That is until you park them side by side, and discover that the C6 is actually slightly shorter than the C5, but offers more interior space. This 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 bears a subtle Cyber Gray Metallic paint job, for those who don’t like bright colors. There’s some brightness brought about the ZR1 chrome aluminum wheels, so it’s not all dark. Round back, you’ve got the quad exhaust tips and quartet of tail lamps that are iconic ‘Vette cues. The keen eyed will also notice the ZR1 badging and distinctive hood scoop detail that’s exclusive to the ZR1, and if you look even closer, note that the roof, hood, fenders, front splitter and rocker moldings are made from carbon-fiber! The cabin seats two on adjustable sport bucket seats with perforated leather inserts in true Corvette style, in a custom leather wrapped interior that brings a lot of tech, thanks to the 3ZR Premium Equipment Group. There’s dual-zone climate control, a heads-up display, AM/FM stereo with DVD navigation and CD player, 7-speaker Bose premium surround sound system, heated seats with memory package, power telescoping steering column, side impact airbags and universal home remote. A luggage shelf and parcel net are also present for better cargo management.
This 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 3ZR is blessed with the GM LS9 V8 that displaces 6.2liters, and has a supercharger strapped on for good measure. The result is 638hp and 604lb-ft, sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, and a rated top speed of 205mph. Magnetic selective ride control and ceramic brakes ensure handling and braking are up to scratch.
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