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Milwaukee's Bennett Coachworks Creates the ZR1-Based 860hp Corvette ZX-1

If an “ordinary” ZR1 isn’t enough for you, you might want to check out this ZX-1 that’s been hopped up to a whopping 860-hp by Bennett Coachworks out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This particular monster pictured at Automobile Magazine will be displayed in the lobby of Brembo’s North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan before its new owner – Datanational Corp. CEO Paul Greenstone – takes possession.

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2013 Corvette ZR1 Beats Out 2013 SRT Viper for Lap Record at Laguna Seca

As the C6 Corvette rolls off into the sunset, don’t send it to the nursing home, just yet.

For example, the last of the breed, a 2013 ZR1, just ran the lowest time ever at Laguna Seca, a 1:33.70 to snap the old mark of 1:33.99 established three years in a 2010 Dodge Viper ACR.

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[PICS] 2013 Corvette ZR1 in Night Race Blue with 60th Anniversary Stripe

Longtime Corvette Museum supporter Harvey Gluck just picked up his 63rd Corvette and this one is a stunner. It’s a 2013 Corvette ZR1 in Night Race Blue with a 60th Anniversary stripe running down the body. Harvey was presented with the ZR1 at the National Corvette Museum by Corvette Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick.

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German Tuner GeigerCars’ 730hp Corvette ZR1

by Mitch Talley on November 29, 2012

German Tuner GeigerCars' 730hp Corvette ZR1

German tuners GeigerCars has made a reputation building some outrageous special editions from American cars, including Corvettes, Camaros and Chargers.

But quality work doesn’t come with a cheap price tag.

This special Corvette ZR1 pumps out 730-hp, but GeigerCars says it is completely streetworthy.

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[VIDEO] Project Sacrilege: World's First Automatic Corvette ZR1

Really high performance sports cars like the Corvette ZR1 and Z06 always seem to come only with six-speed transmissions.

But not anymore.

On a forum post on Camaro5.com earlier this week, Howard Tanner, owner of Redline Motorsports, which bills itself as South Florida’s premier EFI performance shop, announced that his crew has been working hard to develop the world’s first ZR1 Corvette with an automatic transmission.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Pays Tribute to the C6 Corvette Generation

It’s time for the final segment in the Corvette Generations video series. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles is at the Corvette Time Line display at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise and he takes us through some of the biggest (and lightest) changes that occurred during production of the C6 Corvette generation that started in 2005 and ends in 2013.

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[VIDEO] Car and Driver Tests 2013 Corvette Z06 vs ZR1

by Mitch Talley on September 29, 2012

[VIDEO] Car and Driver Tests 2013 Corvette Z06 vs ZR1

Car and Driver Technical Editor Michael Austin recently put Chevrolet’s best Corvettes – the ZR1 and the Z06 – against one another, giving us what he loves about the Corvette but at the same time telling us what it needs to do to remain relevant as it enters its seventh generation.

He recently pushed the two flagship Corvettes to their limits at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center, California and came away impressed but at the same disappointed.

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[VIDEO] Corvette ZR1 vs Ferrari 458 Italia vs McLaren MP4-12C

It’s a tribute to the engineers at Chevrolet that the Corvette ZR1 is even considered a peer with the much, much more expensive Ferrari 458 Italia and the McLaren MP4-12C.

Road & Track recently decided to pit three of the best that the United States, Italy, and Britain have to offer at Spring Mountain’s Radical Loop, with IMSA GT legend Steve Millen driving for the timed laps. Millen, of course, has the most all-time wins in that series with 20 as well as the most pole positions with 23.

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Matt Farah Receives a Driving Lesson in the Corvette ZR1

by Mitch Talley on September 1, 2012

Matt Farah Receives a Driving Lesson in the Corvette ZR1

As a scorching Corvette ZR1 roars around a turn in the background, automobile expert Matt Farah of the Attack of the Show asks viewers on the Web if they’d like to drive that.

“I can’t but I’d sure as hell like to,” Farah says. “Today that’s what we’re gonna do.”

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[PICS] Corvettes at Carlisle 2012

by Steve Burns on August 30, 2012

[PICS] Corvettes at Carlisle 2012

We’ve closed the hood on yet another Corvettes at Carlisle show weekend. The 31st annual event was held last weekend at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA. After a shortened event last year due to Hurricane Irene, we were glad to see this show back firing on all cylinders. Great weather nearly all weekend provided the perfect backdrop on one of the best Carlisle shows yet.

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