Despite the challenges that the global financial crisis presented, GM still announced that the 2009 model year would not only bring changes to the current Corvette model line-up, but that it would also introduce the world to one of the most powerful – and, ironically, most expensive – production-model Corvettes of all time – the 638 horsepower ZR1 Corvette Coupe.
Today, you get the chance to own one of the 1,415 examples of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 on Bring A Trailer which has traveled 2,800 Miles so far. This particular ZR1 comes equipped with the 3ZR package (one of the available convenience packages for the 2009 model year which offered consumers additional accoutrements). The 3ZR package included power-adjustable, heated and leather-trimmed sports seats (embroidered with the ZR1 logo), side air bags, a Bose premium audio system, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, a power telescoping steering system, a custom, leather-wrapped interior and more.
Perhaps the most distinguishable feature of the 2009 ZR1 was the introduction of a raised, all-carbon-fiber hood that also featured a clear, polycarbonate window. The example we have here is finished in Blade Silver and features xenon headlights, a carbon-fiber front lip spoiler, a clear engine cover, an exposed carbon-fiber roof, and polished quad exhaust outlets. All of these exterior components were protected by a specially developed glossy, UV-resistant clear coat that resisted yellowing and war. It is also equipped with 19″ and 20″ multi-spoke alloy wheels that are mounted on 285/30 front and 335/25 rear Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
The ZR1’s interior design built on the Corvette brand’s dual-cockpit heritage, with high-quality materials, craftsmanship, and functionality that supported the premium-quality experience promised by the car’s unparalleled performance. That is evident with this example’s power-adjustable bucket seats upholstered in Ebony leather and features a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel.
At its core, this 2009 ZR1 Corvette featured an all-new LS9 supercharged 6.2 Litre V-8 engine rated at 638 horsepower (476 kW), and approximately 604 lb./ft. (819Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential.
This rare Corvette presents you an excellent opportunity to own one of the most powerful and fastest automobile ever produced by General Motors for a fraction of its price! So, don’t wait too long before you place your bids on Bring A Trailer!