The ZR1 will be powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8, the most powerful engine ever produced by GM. Output is expected to be 620hp and 595 ft. lb. of torque. The ZR1 will replace the Z06 as Corvettes' premier performance vehicle
The ZR1 will offer greater performance than rivals such as the Porsche GT2, Ferrari 599, and the Lamborghini LP640. A twin-disc clutch system and massive carbon-ceramic brakes will come standard on GM’s supercar.
The ZR1 will be introduced as a 2009 model. Although GM has not released pricing information on the ZR1, it is speculated to run in the neighborhood of $100,000. Even at this price, the performance machine will still be a bargain.