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Blue Devil / ZR1

ZR1 Corvette Found Bound and Gagged in a Trailer

by Keith Cornett on October 19, 2007

Browsing the BBV site a bit after midnight, I was shocked to see a new photo on the home page with a caption that reads Is This What We Think It Is? Having seen how the BadBoy Vettes guys like to dish out tidbits of info slowly, mostly related to our favorite racing team, its not surprising that there are no other words other than that title considering they just posted what appears to be the Corvette Blue Devil/ZR1.

Details of the most sought sports car on the planet is generally not something you dish out slowly, unless of course BBV is still setting up their Google AdSense account or booking that flight out of the country. So until we can find out any more details about this photograph, we are left to draw our own conclusions as well as make plans to refresh the BBV site oh, say 100 times in the next 12-24 hours to see if there is any update. Update:
The word on the street is this ZR1 is in Monterey and will lap the track at Laguna Seca sometime over the weekend!!
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BadBoyVettes.com Related:
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Jalopnik Puts $1K Bounty on Corvette ZR1 Photos

by Keith Cornett on October 19, 2007

Los Jalops have offered a $1,000 bounty to the first person that can bag and send 8 high quality digital photos of the Corvette ZR1 that’s been found hiding in Monterey, California. The bounty has strings attached, so the chances of actually winning the cash are somewhat slim. The good news is that Jalopnik will hopefully be inundated with photos which they will then share for the rest of us. Details can be found at Jalopnik.com The Corvette ZR1 is expected to take some hot laps at Laguna Seca this weekend, site of the final ALMS race for 2007. GM, perhaps realizing that the genie is out of the bottle, has progressed from hiding the car at all cost, to allowing controlled promotional views at 200 mph. For those of us 3000 miles away, hopefully SPEED TV has been made aware and we’ll get to see some footage during the race. Way to go GM! And thanks to BadBoyVettes.com for their efforts as well.
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Motor Trend Posts Photos of Corvette ZR1 at Laguna Seca

by Keith Cornett on October 19, 2007

According to the Motor Trend Blog, the much talked about hype of the new supervette visiting Monterey is already a memory. The Velocity Yellow Corvette ZR1 did two hot laps around the track before heading back to the pits, where it was loaded back into its transport. The photos show the familiar black camouflage replaced by a painted hood with a black/yellow checkerboard design that seems to throw of the perspectives of the hood. But the bulge is there, as well as the carbon fiber top and a black rear spoiler. Also new are the wheels which, according to various reports, are being made by CCW. Motor Trend’s man on the ground says the car was loaded in its trailer following the laps and is now on its way back to Detroit. I do believe that to probably be the case as GM generated the hype they were looking for, did their laps, and then got out before the crowds arrive for tomorrow’s race. I did sent out a message to my friend at BBV to find out what he is hearing. Knowing BBV and their knack for getting GM to bend to their will, that’s probably them (Dan and Eddie) driving the damn car.

Motor Trend captures the ZR1 at Laguna Seca Motor Trend captures the ZR1 at Laguna Seca
Photo Credit: MotorTrend.com

Update:
This was posted on the CorvetteForum.com by BAD 99. The driver is Corvette Racing’s Johnny O’Connell. Click for larger photo! Just In: Click here for Video
Corvette ZR1 at Laguna Seca

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MotorTrend.com
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Video: Corvette ZR1 at Monterey’s Laguna Seca

by Keith Cornett on October 19, 2007

The following video of the Corvette ZR1 at Monterey’s Laguna Seca appeared on the American LeMans Series website as a podcast download. The Corvette made a couple of hot laps and then retired. Enjoy!


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AmericanLeMans.com via BadBoyVettes.com Related:
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Corvette SS Spy Photo by Jim DunneThe GM Source’s Josh Oliver says the first 2009 Corvette ZR-1 will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Actually, that’s already been speculated, but Josh takes the rumor a step forward by reporting that days after its NAIAS unveiling, the new supercharged 650 hp Corvette ZR-1 will be off to Scottsdale to be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event sometime between January 12-20th.

Should such an event come to pass, the amount of buzz generated by the General would be huge, first with the bounce from the Detroit auto show and then placing the car in the middle of all those car-crazy collectors in Scottsdale with cameras from Speed TV capturing the moment. of course, no word from GM on whether or not this will happen officially or if this is just irresponsible speculation.


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CorvetteZR1Forum.com via Jalopnik.com

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Second Video of Corvette ZR-1 Surfaces

by Keith Cornett on September 22, 2007

LeftLaneNews.com has a Brenda Priddy spy video that features a drive-by of the same Corvette ZR-1 that was captured earlier this week in Colorado. Still can’t make out any discernable whine from a supercharger, but the exhaust note is awe-inspiring:

Visit our Corvette ZR-1 section for more pictures and videos.
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LeftLaneNews.com
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Corvette ZR-1 Caught on Video!

by Keith Cornett on September 20, 2007

FastLaneDaily.com is the first to capture the new supercharged Corvette ZR-1/Blue Devil/SS on video. The 2 minute YouTube clip shows the supercar undergoing road testing somewhere in Colorado. At the end of the video, we finally hear the exhaust that everyone who has ever seen this car in person talks about.

Click here to visit our Corvette ZR-1/Blue Devil/SS news and photos archives.
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Spy Photos: The 2009 Corvette ZR-1/SS/Blue Devil

by Keith Cornett on September 19, 2007

Appearing to stand still while spy photographer Brenda Priddy shoots away, the new Corvette ZR-1 appears to be sporting not only a carbon fiber roof, but carbon fiber A & B pillars as well. What really stands out in my mind is the huge ceramic brakes with cross-drilled rotors and a large set of calipers.

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