2013 chevrolet corvette ZR1 2013 chevrolet corvette ZR1
jul 05, 2012

2013 chevrolet corvette ZR1

2013 chevrolet corvette ‘ZR1’

the biennial le mans classic races take off this july 6th and 7th in france, the last event before this august’s le mans trials and autumn races that bring together the world’s sports car manufacturers in competition. earlier this year, american car manufacturer chevrolet introduced the ‘ZR1’ for the le mans 24h, entering its fastest and most powerful corvette yet produced. the ‘ZR1’ boasts a supercharged V8 engine producing 638-horsepower at 6500 rpm and 604 lb.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm. using high-strength, lightweight  materials wherever possible, the car achieves 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds with the reduction of heavier components.  the interior features a leather wrapped cabin with leather sports seats comfortable enough for everyday driving. also included is a bose surround sound system with bluetooth for touchfree communication during daily driving.

 
‘ZR1’ badge
 
celebrating its 60th year in production, the corvette will also be available as a ’60th anniversary edition’ with an arctic white exterior and 
a blue diamond leather-wrapped interior with sueded-microfiber accents.
 
 
‘ZR1’ 60th anniversary edition
 
 
60th anniversary edition 3/4 rear view 
 
 

60th anniversary edition 3/4 front view 

  60th anniversary edition head rests       ‘ZR1’ interior

 
‘ZR1’ 20 inch alluminum alloys

 

the corvette ‘ZR1’ supercar can be found featured as a GT during the 24 hours of le mans, the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing. 
originating in 1923 near the town of le mans, race teams have to balance speed against the cars’ ability to run for 24 hours without sustaining major 

damage while still managing limited fuel, tires and brakes. races are held through-out the world ranging from the famous nurburgring to laguna seca.
 

‘ZR1’ corvette GT supercar in the laguna seca 24 hours of le mans
  • ‘Vette fan (and former owner) here, but I am offended by this sort of blatant self-promo by the big automakers on db

    dbkii says:
  • As a non-Vette fan they have to ‘spread the word’ outside, the non-weekly, AUTOWEEK.. selling the SOS (another Anniversary or Pace Car version) with clip-on vents and more HP will not expand the brand. They have needed a re-think for a decade. This became a 2-seat, Lincoln Town Car years ago.

    Jim

    Jim C. says:
  • Bad design. You should go back to the origins of the Corvette, specially the 1973 model (Stingray). Those were real sport car designs.

    SR says:
  • It’s the perfect car for 60 year old American boys with lots of money and no taste.

    tod says:
  • Mr Chevrolet, savez-vous que l’automobile pose aujourd’hui des problèmes insoupçonnés il y a 60 ans ou bien faites-vous semblant de croire qu’il n’y a pas de raison d’arrêter de se saouler de pétrole ?

    JM says:
  • Good job and great images.

    K.Moradi says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

technology news