This 2009 Corvette ZR1 Armed With 750 HP Seems Ready To Face All New Model3
Depreciation can either be a blessing or a curse, depending on which side of the deal you’re on. It can be a curse for those who purchase new vehicles the second they drive off the dealership lot. But it can also be a blessing for the secondhand market, as potential C6 Corvette ZR1 buyers are starting to realize.
When the sixth-generation Corvette ZR1 surfaced, it came with a 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 with 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of twist, mated strictly to a six-speed manual. The result was a factory-claimed 0-60 time of just 3.3 seconds for this 3,322-lb beast, and a 205-mph top speed.
Altogether, when the C6 ZR1 was new, it was an incredible amount of car then, and still is an incredible amount of car today. And because of depreciation, partly thanks to the launch of the 755 hp C7 ZR1, the previous generation ZR1 Corvettes are becoming even more of a performance bargain, as recently indicated by a this recent eBay ad. However, there’s a twist here.
Prospective C6 ZR1 owners can celebrate the fact that prices hit a new low, specifically dropping below the $50,000. And you thought that $39,900 Camaro Z/28 was as good as it gets.
The ZR1 listed is a 2009 model year, in Cyber Gray, and which would have fetched around $120,000 when brand new. The odometer is apparently in the neighborhood of 55,475 miles, considerably less than 7,500 miles per year. But what’s probably decreasing its value is the fact that it’s been modified to produce over a claimed 750 horsepower. Receipts are claimed to be available for all of the upgrades. That much power nearly matches the new 2019 Corvette ZR1, but in the body of a C6, and for a price even lower than a base C7 Stingray.
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Depending on mods done, who did them, dyno results, and, of course wear and tear, count me in. They even have front end body kits to make the nose look like a C7 while retaining the much loved round tailights. Hopefully all original parts are included for future collector possibilities.
Drive a c6 zr1 corvette, then drive a c7
zo6. The c6 zr1 has more room inside.
The horse power difference was not enough to make the switch.The c8 zr1 corvette is still not enough to make c6 zr1 owners jump ship..
If the new rear engine 2021 zr1 corvette
had a manual transmission that would be a game changer,if it comes out.
I will not sell my 2013 c6 zr1 corvette.
Find one and drive it .Most people comment on the corvette zr1, but have never driven one.You have to drive a
c6zr1 and the 2020 zr1 then discuss it.
The c6 zr1 is lots to handle for anyone.
Just make sure you leave the traction
control on at launch or you will shred
your tires and go side ways.
Most newer cars with stock 800 horse power can’t out run the c6 zr1 at top end.The c6zr1 is an exciting ,fast and too much to handle for the average
person.Warning, if you buy one be careful.
For all the prople out there that said the C6ZR1 would depreciate heavily take a look at prices in 2021.
Better get your bank loan cranked up at your local credit union.
The mighty C6ZR1 IS PUSHING $75,000
thousand and up with low miles.
I have been saying for several years these cars are great investments.
Find one and drive one , become a believer.