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2009 Chevrolet Corvette Competition Sport Package

If a normal Corvette or Z06 is too bland for your taste, but you’re not ready to step up to the ZR1, then the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Competition Sport package is for you. This package is available on both the 1LT and Z06 coupe and comes equipped with gray racing stripes, headlamp bezels, and wheels. The interior comes with special aluminum pedals and Corvette Racing logos embroidered into the seats. This package also comes with a new custom engine.

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Competition Sport Package

If a normal Corvette or Z06 is too bland for your taste, but you’re not ready to step up to the ZR1, then the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Competition Sport package is for you. This package is available on both the 1LT and Z06 coupe and comes equipped with gray racing stripes, headlamp bezels, and wheels. The interior comes with special aluminum pedals and Corvette Racing logos embroidered into the seats. This package also comes with a new custom engine.

New Corvette Roars Off Assembly Line

 

The first ZR1, the fastest model of the Corvette series, has come off the assembly line. The ZR1, has a supercharge 638 horsepower V-8 engine, has a top speed of 205 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.4 seconds. Dave Ressler, a car dealer from Montana, bought the first ZR1 for $1 million. The car sticker had a price of $103,300 and the additional $896,700 will go to United Way. GM makes 35,000 Corvettes each year and employs about 960 people and plans to add two additional vehicle lines here by 2012, creating an additional 2,000 jobs.

New Corvette Roars Off Assembly Line

The first ZR1, the fastest model of the Corvette series, has come off the assembly line. The ZR1, has a supercharge 638 horsepower V-8 engine, has a top speed of 205 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.4 seconds. Dave Ressler, a car dealer from Montana, bought the first ZR1 for $1 million. The car sticker had a price of $103,300 and the additional $896,700 will go to United Way. GM makes 35,000 Corvettes each year and employs about 960 people and plans to add two additional vehicle lines here by 2012, creating an additional 2,000 jobs.

Not So Fast! Chevy Could Shorten Nissan’s Nurburgring Celebration

Nissan was so proud of the GT-R‘s production-car lap-record run of 7:29 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife that CEO Carlos Ghosn personally delivered the news to journalists gathered in Portugal.

It must be sweet for Ghosn who championed the GT-R when Nissan was in dire financial trouble. And trumping Chevrolet‘s double-barrel announcements last week regarding the Corvette ZR1‘s outrageous 638-hp output and its 205-mph top speed, doesn’t hurt either.

But wait, didn’t we quote Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter as saying that the ZR1 “will be able to take the production-car track record at any racetrack”? Yes, we did. What we didn’t mention was that in the same interview, Juechter said that, while the company didn’t yet have a full-production ZR1 to test at Nürburgring’s old track, he confidently predicted the super-Vette would do the deed in “Seven minutes, twenty-something seconds.”

Hey, is that a gauntlet we see there on the ground? Anyone care to pick that up? (We’re looking directly at you, Chevy.)

Not So Fast! Chevy Could Shorten Nissan’s Nurburgring Celebration

Nissan was so proud of the GT-R‘s production-car lap-record run of 7:29 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife that CEO Carlos Ghosn personally delivered the news to journalists gathered in Portugal.

It must be sweet for Ghosn who championed the GT-R when Nissan was in dire financial trouble. And trumping Chevrolet‘s double-barrel announcements last week regarding the Corvette ZR1‘s outrageous 638-hp output and its 205-mph top speed, doesn’t hurt either.

But wait, didn’t we quote Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter as saying that the ZR1 “will be able to take the production-car track record at any racetrack”? Yes, we did. What we didn’t mention was that in the same interview, Juechter said that, while the company didn’t yet have a full-production ZR1 to test at Nürburgring’s old track, he confidently predicted the super-Vette would do the deed in “Seven minutes, twenty-something seconds.”

Hey, is that a gauntlet we see there on the ground? Anyone care to pick that up? (We’re looking directly at you, Chevy.)

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