2009 Corvette ZR1 announced!

chevrolet-corvette-zr1-39 620 hp and 24mpg on the highway?  Insane but in a very good way.  Check out the view of the supercharger
chevrolet-corvette-zr1-20 Check out the tires…this is hilarious-guess the new Skyline will have a good view of them huh?

From http://www.leftlanenews.com/chevrolet-corvette-zr1.html 

It all boils down to the power-to-weight ratio and the ZR1’s is exceptional," said Chevy’s Ed Peper. "Better than the Porsche 911 GT2, the Ferrari 599 and even the Lamborghini LP640. In fact, the ZR1 is expected to be the first production Corvette to achieve a top speed of at least 200 mph."

GM used the Z06 chassis as a starting point, but further tuned the front and rear independent suspension to work with the ZR1’s ultra-wide tires for increased grip. According to GM, the car achieves 1g cornering grip.

Exotic looks, exotic materials
The use of carbon fiber is pretty extensive throughout the ZR1. The wider fenders are made of the material, as are the hood, roof panel, roof bow, front fascia splitter and rocker moldings.

The roof and front fascia splitter have a raw carbon fiber appearance with a protective clear coat. The hood is painted like the rest of the car, but the underside is exposed carbon-fiber-weave for increased novelty.

Another standout feature of the hood is a clear polycarbonate "window" that provides a view of the top of the engine’s intercooler, with embossed "LS9 Supercharged" lettering.