View Full Version : Corvette ZR1 on The Autobahn
11-24-2008, 10:09 PM
When do you get to take one of these for a spin? ;) I'm not a real fan of the newer vettes but I got goosebumps when I first watched the video. The supercharged engine combined with a close ratio gearbox definitely makes for some awesome acceleration.
11-24-2008, 11:09 PM
11-25-2008, 11:15 PM
Thanks for the links DaveA.
Some people dismiss the Vette because it does not have the cache of a top line Porsche or Ferrari or some other exotic. Those buyers may spend a lot more money but when push comes to shove, this Vette will be doing most of the shoving.
GM's taking a lot of heat for the current situation they find themselves in, but respect is due for this car. It can kick some serious a$$!
11-26-2008, 12:17 AM
Well Ive actually been privy to some manufacturer testing of both the ZR1 and CTS-V.
I cant post the photos, but I can tell you these are some next level machines. Definitely capable of competing with the worlds best.
The magnetic suspension control takes some getting used to as it allows more yaw roll than you think shld occur. Its really quite dynamic.
11-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Greg: I understand the roll part (leaning during cornering) but did you really mean yaw (ass end wagging at times or nose not pointed in the direction the car is moving)? I know we can use power to drift the car and control the attitude but that doesn't seem like yaw to me. Just trying to understand what you meant...
11-26-2008, 12:10 PM
BADfreak'nASS. I'm SOOO in love.
11-26-2008, 12:51 PM
"It's very smooth, the engine is very quiet at the moment". That guy sounded a bit like Ahnuld there for a few seconds. LOL!!
What's the magic knob that the guy turns just before he hits the gas? I can't quite make out what's on the knob.
Here's the engine being assembled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_7cNJMCpvE Nice background tunes! :-)
11-26-2008, 01:36 PM
thos intake ports are massive!
11-26-2008, 02:01 PM
Yes, very similar to the rectangular port heads on a BBC.
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