Home LifeStyle  Luxury Cars First Six-Figure Corvette Is Coming

First Six-Figure Corvette Is Coming

Posted: Jun. 9th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe TeamThe Affluent Lifestyle Guide
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Luxury Supercars: America's foremost sports car is now a superstar supercar. The 2009 Corvette ZR1, with its 6.2-liter, 620-plus-horsepower V-8 LS9 engine, is the first production Corvette with a top speed greater than 200 mph. It is built on the same predominately aluminum chassis as the Corvette Z06 and features a similar independent front-and rear-suspension system. However, the ZR1's wider front and rear tires have prompted alterations for the better. The Vette's power to weight distribution ratio is reported to be better than the Porsche 911 GT2, the Lamborghini LP640, and the Ferarri 599.

A stronger six-speed manual transmission supports the ZR1's LS9 engine, with a twin-disc clutch that provides superior clamping power with an easy touch.

The ZR1's raised all-carbon-fiber hood has a transparent polycarbonate window in order to provide a view of the top of the engine's intercooler. "LS9 Supercharged" is embossed on the left and right sides of it.

The exterior features of the car, such as the widened carbon-fiber front fenders, the dual lower vents, and the full-width rear spoiler, were designed to enhance high-speed stability and handling.

According to several reliable sources, the base price of the Corvette is expected to be around $100,000.

By James Rothaar
JustLuxe Contributor
Owner, Luxe Lifestyle
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Jared Paul SternJared Paul Stern
There’s been a lot going on since we published our massive, definitive, ultimate...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Louis Vuitton Rolls Out Their New Luggage Line
Can China be a Driving Force in the Superyacht Industry?
Top 4 Mountain Restaurants in Val d'Isere
The Rise of Natural Wine
East Coast Defender Taps Into the Heart of the Aftermarket
Nice to Meat You: Penn & Teller Take On Guy Savoy
Gaining Traction With The Porsche 911 Edurance Racing Edition
The Dyson 360 Eye Is Good Clean Fun
Let Your Baggage Be Light With The New TUMI V3
Vertu Shows Off Their Craftsmanship Chops With The New Aster Leaf
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Get The 411 On The Porsche 911 R
Kat Ward »
East Coast Defender Taps Into the Heart of the Aftermarket
Jackie Bryant »
Jaguar’s Big New Cat is Out of the Bag
Michael Crenshaw »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE