If you have been waiting for a new American supercar, the Corvette ZR1 has returned. As they do with each new example of the plastic-fantastic, Chevrolet announced that the first example will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson’s Collector Car Auction. A press release this morning states the proceeds are going to the Stephen Siler Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which builds smart houses for our severely wounded veterans.
The new car is the 4th Corvette to wear the ZR1 badge, which began in 1970 by Chief Engineer Zora Duntov. It uses a giant supercharger and no-less than 13 radiators to surpass the 650 horsepower Z06. The car is rated at 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, with aerodynamics that are equally as impressive. In light of the new car’s performance, Chevy is offering almost $10,000 off new Stingrays. We will be live streaming the event from the Muscle Lounge in Scottsdale, so we hope Mr. Hendrick has his bidder credentials ready. As always, stay with us for all your Corvette news and highlights from Barrett-Jackson.