The 755-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest Corvette ever, with a 212-mph top speed. It's also one of the most expensive on the showroom floor, with a $100,000-plus starting price. The Corvette ZR1, showing at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, starts at $119,995 with destination charge, which is almost $40,000 more than a 650-hp Z06 ($80,590 starting price).
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No one ever said going fast is cheap, but there's a lot of speed in the big Z with zero-to-60 mph in less than 3 seconds, the quarter-mile in the high 10-second range with the eight-speed automatic transmission — a seven-speed manual is also available — and that big 200-mph-plus top speed.
The ZR1 doesn't stop at $119,995, though. An available ZTK Performance Package is $2,995 worth of go-faster parts with a huge front wing, front splitter featuring carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and specific chassis tuning with unique suspension calibration of the Magnetic Ride Control shock absorbers. The total package helps the ZR1 generate a total 950 pounds of grip-enhancing downforce. Top speed is lowered from 212 mph, but Chevrolet says it still comes in at more than 200 mph.
Still not intimidated by the $120,000 price? Then the convertible ZR1 might be for you, debuting at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show. The convertible starts at $123,995. Convertibles often add weight for structural reinforcing and convertible-top mechanisms, but the ZR1 convertible is only about 60 pounds heavier than the coupe, mostly added by the top itself.
The ZR1 coupe and convertible go on sale in the spring of 2018.
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