Friday, April 25, 2008

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere - ZR-1 Edition

Since it's Friday, and the end of the workweek for most people, we think that you should be provided with a post that takes the edge off so to speak. Because it's going to be random and hopefully humorous, that means that it won't always be sports related. It will also pop up at any time on Friday.

I've discussed fast cars in this space before, however the new Corvette ZR1 will probably redefine the meaning just a bit. Early this morning it was revealed that the '09 model will come equipped with 638hp and 604 lb-ft of torque. Yes, that's more than 100hp/liter. It's going to be an ungodly mashup of sexiness and raw power that most "car guys"(and gals) can't wait to see.

But we shouldn't forget about the vehicle that sort of paved the way for this beast. From 1990-1995 Chevrolet produced a ZR-1 Corvette, and it was an asskicker for its time as well. The '93-'95 models broke the 400hp barrier, and proved that a domestic car could run with the European standouts. Though, it still exhibited American musclecar tendencies whenever you stomped on the gas pedal. It was an awesome piece of machinery that still gets a lot of respect and admiration in this day and age.

Happy Friday!

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