2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

A very good, much more refined Corvette but still too similar to the cheaper models. The engine is simply wonderful. It sounds great and the soundtrack isn't ruined by supercharger whine. It pulls strongly at high rpm but also has mega low-end torque. This is one world-class powerplant.

The gearbox is better than other Corvette setups but not brilliant. It's still a bit too balky for my taste.

While the ZR1 is an amazing car, it's not for me. I can't see paying over $100K for a car that really doesn't look that special. Plus, where are you going to use all this power? Give me a 911 GT3 (or a base 911) any day.

Marc Noordeloos, Road Test Editor

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