Is The C6 Corvette ZR1 Really Worth $100,000?
2017 Corvette Z06 Takes On The New 2017 Camaro ZL1 at the Drag Strip
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I’ve never really been a Corvette guy. Corvettes just haven’t really been my thing — sort of like mountain climbing isn’t your thing if you’re a humpback whale. But I recently had the opportunity to try out the ultimate Corvette, the C6 Corvette ZR1, so I figured I’d give it a shot.
Before I get into my personal C6 ZR1 experience, allow me to teach you a little something about this vehicle. The C6 Corvette came out in 2005 with 400 horsepower, and the high-performance Z06 came out the following year with 505 hp. I was 18 years old when that thing debuted, and I remember just how insane it was for a car like that to have 505 hp. At the time, 500 hp was a mythical figure, reserved solely for exotic cars and boats that have to be slowly guided through the Panama Canal because they’re almost too wide to fit. Not for Corvettes.
And then, in 2009, they really blew everyone away. That’s when they released the ZR1, with an almost unbelievable 638 hp. It beat out the Corvette Z06’s power output by the equivalent of a Corolla and the standard Corvette’s by the equivalent of a WRX. It was insane. Ridiculous. Wild. Brutal.
It also started at $105,000 — a figure that would balloon to $112,600 by the end of production after the 2013 model year. That’s a lot of money for a Corvette. So, is it worth it?
Related Link: 2009 – 2013 Corvette ZR1 Registry