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ZR1: The Ultimate Corvette

A luxury sports car carved of power, performance and prestige, ZR1 boasts a handcrafted LS9 638-horsepower supercharged V8 with titanium connecting rods and intake valves and a test track top speed of 205 mph. Experience 0-60 mph in only 3.4 seconds and 1.05g skid pad, or over 1.13g with available ZR1 High Performance Package (PDE), while nestled in a refined and luxurious interior. All while maintaining a fuel efficiency of 21 MPG highway.

ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful car Chevrolet has ever produced, and rivals the world’s best luxury sports vehicles both on and off the track, and was the overall winner of the 2010 Car and Driver Lightning Lap competition, which pitted the ZR1 against the fastest cars in the world. And because it’s Corvette, it’s the only truly American sports car in the competitive class.

Awards & Accolades

“Highest Ranked in Initial Quality for Midsize Sporty Car (tie), Large Car, Large CUV, Large Heavy Duty Pickup, Large Light Duty Pickup (tie)”

July-01-2013
Chevrolet Has Received More 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards Than Any Other Automotive Brand. These results highlight Chevrolet’s commitment to quality. Customers want inventive designs, advanced features, exhilarating performance and great quality-without any sacrifices. At Chevrolet, quality is at the center of every decision that affects the development of every vehicle.
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  • The 60th Anniversary Design Package, available on all 2013 Corvette models, features a special steering wheel badge.
  • The 60th Anniversary Design Package, available on all 2013 Corvette models, with sueded microfiber-wrapped steering wheel and custom leather stitching in Blue.
  • The 60th Anniversary Design Package, available on all 2013 Corvette models, features special badging for the wheel center caps (shown with Q8K machined finish cup wheels on the 2013 Corvette 427 Collector Edition).
  • For 2013, all Corvettes will be adorned with front and rear cross-flag badges that commemorate 60 years of greatness. Shown here on the 427 Convertible with available racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue.
  • 60th Anniversary Design Package features a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with Blue stitching, special badging and sueded-microfiber accents for the steering wheel and shifter. Shown here on 427 Convertible.
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Corvette celebrates its 60-year history

To mark this milestone in the Corvette story, the available Corvette 60th Anniversary Design Package will be available on all 2013 Corvette models. Showcased here on the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible, this package boasts an Arctic White exterior and a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with sueded-microfiber accents. The optional graphics package adds a classic track-ready appearance with full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue.

The stripes run the full length of the vehicle, including the interior. The convertible top even continues the appearance with stitched stripes. The package in convertible models also includes gray-painted brake calipers and 60th Anniversary badging on the wheel center caps, steering wheel and seat head restraints to give a finishing touch to this sleek and distinctive appearance.

Performance

638-horsepower/205-mph

ZR1 is powered by a 6.2-liter LS9 aluminum block V8 equipped with a 4-lobe Eaton® Twin Vortices Series™ supercharger with intercooler, and is handcrafted by our own skilled craftsmen at the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan. It delivers an SAE-certified 638 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 604 lb.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm. The engine employs lightweight titanium intake valves and connecting rods and contains a high-performance dry-sump oil system, which distributes pressurized oil from an external reservoir to protect vital components under high-g driving conditions.

It goes on the scale before it goes on the car

ZR1 engineers were passionate about maintaining a favorable power-to-weight ratio. So they specified high-strength, lightweight materials wherever possible including magnesium and carbon fiber. One example is the aluminum frame structure (the same one used on the C6.R race car), which weighs 138 lbs. less than an equivalent steel structure. Result: a power-to-weight ratio of 5.2 lbs. per horsepower.

A tire for performance enthusiasts

The Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup summer-only tires deliver powerful performance cornering, race-like reflexes, and consistent performance lap after lap. It’s everything Michelin has learned through its extensive Motorsports experience combined in one tire to achieve 1.13g skid pad and 8% more grip than standard PS2 tires, which amounts to 3 seconds saved per lap at Virginia International Raceway. Available with the PDE Package.

Brembo® Carbon Ceramic stopping power

The ZR1 offers massive stopping power, thanks to its Brembo® Carbon Ceramic Brake rotors that weigh almost 50% less than equivalent cast-iron units. Besides reducing overall mass, they are capable of operating at 1,000° Celsius (as hot as molten lava) without warping. The system employs 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers engaging vented, cross-drilled rotors.

Dial up your suspension

The standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control™ stiffens suspension capability for
twisty roads while providing a more compliant ride for city driving and freeways. Here’s
how it works. An electromagnetic coil resides inside each damper piston. When an
electrical current is applied — variably controlled by a microprocessor — ferrous particles
in the shock fluid instantly bond, making the fluid more flow resistant, effectively
stiffening the shock’s damping. Conversely, when the electromagnetic field is reduced,
the fluid flows more freely, allowing easier suspension movement. There are two cockpit
settings: Tour and Sport.

Exterior

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  • 2013 Corvette ZR1 with carbon fiber domed hood with window to supercharged engine shown in Velocity Yellow Tintcoat (extra-cost color).
  • 2013 Corvette ZR1 shown in Velocity Yellow Tintcoat (extra-cost color) with available PDE High Performance Package and custom color caliper option shown in Yellow.
  • 2013 Corvette ZR1 shown with available ZR1 20-spoke chrome aluminum wheels.
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Show off what you’re made of

The ZR1 6.2-liter LS9 supercharger is a thing of pure engineering beauty. That’s why we like to show it off. The Carbon Fiber hood includes a window above the supercharger allowing for easy viewing and a powerful incorporation into the exterior design. Combined with its visible Carbon Fiber elements such as the roof, roof bow, splitter and rockers, the aggressive and chiseled style of ZR1 reflects its roots in racing.

Classically aggressive exterior

Rounded fenders and a lean, grounded body frame are classic Corvette design elements that have been the foundation of its exterior design for 60 years. It’s what makes a Corvette unmistakable and irresistible. Honor the Corvette heritage with the 60th Anniversary appearance package, which boasts an Arctic White exterior and a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with sueded-microfiber accents.

Your distinctive mark

Individuality is a trademark of both Corvette and Corvette
owners. And now more than ever, owners can personalize
their 2013 Corvette ZR1 by selecting the brake caliper color
of their choice—available in Dark Gray Metallic, Red, Silver,
Yellow or standard Blue. Owners also have the option to
select headlamp colors, available in grey, silver or black.
This along with extensive dealer-installed Genuine
Corvette Accessories, your Corvette can truly be yours.

Interior

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  • 2013 Corvette ZR1 3ZR custom leather-wrapped interior shown in Ebony with custom leather stitch option in Yellow, special console trim plate and Navigation Radio.
  • 2013 Corvette ZR1 six-speed manual shifter falls easily to hand, shown with available custom leather stitch option in Yellow (available on 3ZR).
  • 2013 Corvette ZR1 features a driver-centric instrument cluster. Shown with custom leather stitch option in Yellow (available on 3ZR).
  • 2013 Corvette ZR1 steering wheel shown with custom leather stitch option in Yellow (available on 3ZR).
  • 2013 Corvette ZR1 interior with available custom leather stitch option in Red (available on 3ZR).
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Interior refinement at every touch

ZR1 provides a premium driving environment with such options of rich leather appointments on the instrument panel upper, door panel uppers, console cover and sport seat surfaces with the available Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package on the 3ZR trim level. This option also gives you the opportunity to personalize your ZR1 with available contrasting stitching in Red, Yellow and Blue.

Excellence is found in details

The Corvette ZR1 interior has been refined for driving support and comfort. The new seat design includes large bolsters on the seatback and cushion areas for support, especially in high-performance driving but extremely enjoyable in day-to-day driving. Optional microfiber seat inserts complement the new design even further, as does the revised steering wheel featuring model-specific badging, streamlined switch trim, wrapped spokes, better hand placement and thumb grips.

Technology

Technology for your comfort and convenience

Corvette is born of modern technology options such as Magnetic Selective Ride Control™ and Brembo® Carbon Ceramic Brakes, but Corvette also includes modern technology features that keep you connected to your life. For even more convenience, the Technology Package included on 3ZR brings together many of the most popular infotainment features such as navigation radio, Head-Up Display, Bose® premium audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio services for one year, Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones and a USB port.

Performance Traction Management

Fully integrating the Magnetic Selective Ride Control™, Traction Control and Active Handling systems, Performance Traction Management (PTM) enhances race-track performance and consistency. PTM manages the vehicle’s acceleration based on conditions and the driver’s selection, and offers five different modes to optimize performance based on driving styles and conditions.

Head-Up Display

Keep important reading within sight with your eyes focused safely on the road ahead of you while driving with the standard Head-Up Display, including g-force meter. Utilizing proven technology, the display appears on the front windshield as if hovering above the front bumper to make it easier to read while driving. For various driving styles, the display includes two modes — track and street, which also includes helpful Turn-by-Turn Navigation through the navigation system.

The Power of Bose®

For 2013, Corvette will offer a new Bose® premium audio system which includes nine speakers for improved audio quality that is more precisely tuned to the cabin’s acoustics. Tweeters located in the instrument panel and improved Bose Nd next-generation bass performance round out this truly premium audio experience.

Bluetooth® wireless technology

Stay connected to your life while keeping your eyes on the road ahead of you. Take calls with just a touch of a button. That’s if you decide to, you may not because you’re so wrapped up in your ZR1. Bluetooth wireless technology comes standard in 3ZR.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Enjoy commercial-free music channels along with compelling talk, news, comedy, family programming and much more from coast to coast. Three-month subscription standard. One year of service included on 3ZR.

Racing

For the win on and off the track

We do it not only to win, but also to build better Corvettes and other Chevrolet vehicles. Racing with and against the best drivers and engineers in the world pushes us further with new discoveries along the way that are applied to the entire Chevrolet lineup. And when it comes to technology transfer between racing and production, there is no better example than the C6.R race car and its streetcar counterpart, the ZR1.

This technology transfer represents the strongest link yet between a production Corvette and the modern Corvette Racing team. The hydroformed aluminum frame, bodywork, and aero package are derived from the Corvette ZR1 supercar. The engine is a based on the Corvette Z06′s 7.0-liter naturally aspirated, all-aluminum small-block, reduced to 5.5 liters displacement in accordance with the GT regulations.

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Corvette can be found in some of the most legendary races around the world ranging from American Le Mans Series based in the United States and Canada, to the Sebring International Raceway and the 24 Heures du Mans in France. It’s cultivated and tested on some of the world’s most legendary tracks, including the infamous Nürburgring – the ultimate validation for any car. Watch Corvette ZR1 with the PDE High Performance Package conquer Nürburgring with a time of 7:19.6 in the video below.

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Get schooled

You can choose from two official Corvette Driving schools when you purchase a ZR1 to help you get the most enjoyment out of your Corvette. Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in suburban Phoenix or the Ron Fellows Performance Corvette Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch near Las Vegas.

Click here to see the new video Ron Fellows Driving School: Becoming a Corvette Racecar Driver

 

By your own hands

Z06, ZR1 and 427 Convertible owners have the option of taking part in the Corvette Engine Build Experience for an additional fee. Each LS7 and LS9 engine is hand built by a skilled craftsman from beginning to completion. Participants in the program travel to GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan and assemble their Corvette engine under the supervision of a skilled craftsman. The only program of its kind, it allows owners to take an active role in the build of their Corvette. After helping to build your own engine, make your Corvette even more of a personal statement with more than 50 available dealer-installed Genuine Corvette Accessories. All are designed to enhance the appearance or extend the functionality of your Z06. To order your accessories visit your local dealer.

Corvette history is your history

Corvette isn’t just a sports car; it’s a milestone — one that comes with a rich history and an exciting future. Corvette owners can become a part of that history by taking delivery of their vehicle right on the floor of the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. NCM welcomes Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world and offers a variety of options for owners. Corvette museum delivery includes an NCM Delivery Team tour of the nearby Corvette Assembly Plant and a VIP museum tour, as well as a quality orientation followed by a thorough delivery presentation of your new Corvette. Museum delivery is available to order through your Chevy dealer for an additional cost. Visit the National Corvette Museum website for more information and additional packages available.

Safety

Protection is great, prevention is better

Our philosophy on safety emphasizes prevention with important features such as Active Handling, run-flat tires and four-wheel antilock brakes, but in the event of a collision Corvette is engineered for safety before, during and — thanks to OnStar® — after, to help keep you protected.

Before

Active Handling and four-wheel antilock brakes help you stay on the road and in control to help avoid accidents in the first place, while standard high-intensity discharge xenon headlamps shed 900 lumens of light onto the road for excellent visibility. And if there’s ever a loss of tire pressure, the run-flat tires enable safe function for some distance at a moderate speed until the tire can be repaired.


During

In the event of a collision, Corvette is designed to help keep you and your passengers protected with frontal and side-impact air bags to help protect you in the event of a collision.

 

After

OnStar® with Directions & Connections® and Automatic Crash Response uses built-in sensors that can automatically alert an Advisor, who is immediately connected into your vehicle and can request emergency help be sent to your exact GPS location — even if you’re unable to respond. Standard for the first six months.

 

How Sustainable is the Corvette?

Check out its “Ecologic” Features. Here at Chevrolet, we believe in being a responsible steward of our environment. Recently, we’ve developed a new way to communicate some of the environmentally significant features of each vehicle we make. We call it “Ecologic.”

Every aspect of Ecologic is audited by Two Tomorrows, an independent third party sustainability auditor. To learn more about Ecologic and the Two Tomorrows’ process, click here.

Fuel-Saving Technologies

Low-mass materials, such as an aluminum cockpit structure, lightweight composite body panels, balsa wood floor panel and an aluminum engine block and cylinder head, reduce engine workload and contribute to better fuel economy.

A six-speed transmission allows the engine to operate at a lower rate of speed as compared to transmissions with fewer gears, which results in better fuel economy. Transmissions employ shift management technologies when maximum engine power is not required. When these technologies engage, engine workload is reduced, which contributes to better fuel economy. Manual transmission has skip shift technology (1st to 4th). Automatic transmission has 2nd gear start.

The engine has been factory-filled with engine oil meeting GM's new dexos™ specification, which has improved viscosity characteristics as compared to the previous GF-4 oil, contributing to better fuel economy.

Responsible Manufacturing

The engine facilities are landfill-free. These facilities use a process to reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste created in their daily operations, which conserves resources. Some water and engine-air deflectors are manufactured with more than 99% recycled content, which includes used tires. Recycled material conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits.

The Toledo, OH, transmission facility (automatic transmission only) features a designated habitat area certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, which provides ecological benefits.The Bowling Green, KY, assembly plant features solar charging canopies on the grounds, which conserves resources and lessens dependence on fossil fuels.

Landfill gas supplies 16% of the energy to heat and cool the Toledo, OH, transmission facility (automatic transmission only), which makes the facility less reliant on fossil fuels.

End-of-Life Recyclability

After the vehicle’s useful life, 85% of it is recyclable. The majority of its components can be broken down and recycled, which conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits.

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  • 1 3 Based on GM testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available.
  • 2 7 Map coverage excludes Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and portions of Canada.
  • 3 6 Assembled in Wixom, Michigan of U.S. and globally sourced parts.
  • 5 4 Assembled in Bowling Green, Kentucky with U.S. and globally sourced parts.
  • 6 8 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C.. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 7 9 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 8 10 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 9 11 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
  • 10 12 Eligible customers will be responsible for their accommodations (lodging, meals etc.) and travel to and from either Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving (near Phoenix, Arizona) or Ron Fellow Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain (outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.)
  • 11 16 Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to gmaccessorieszone.com or see your dealer.
  • 12 15 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.
  • 13 14 Public tours offered until 09/30/12.
  • 14 13 Engine Build orders must be placed by 10/31/12.