There has been a lot of speculation on the name of the new GM Super Vette. But the rumors have been confirmed by sources inside GM. The new 650hp snarling beast powered by a supercharged LS9 will be called The Corvette ZR-1 unless GM makes any last minute decisions. It will begin production in May of 2008–which is a lot sooner than expected.
The displacement of the LS9 will be 6.2 Liters with forced induction provided by twin-screw superchargers that sit right on top of the intake manifold. To cool that hot supercharger, GM will use liquid-to-air intercoolers that are integrated into the supercharger housing.
Annual production will be limited to only 2,000 cars. Also with a estimated MSRP of $110,000 and after dealer mark up, tax, and license, the ending price will be close to $200,000; which makes this by far the fastest and most expensive Corvette to date.
You will get your first look at the new American supercar in 2008 at the Detroit Auto Show.
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