April 24, 2006

Today In Automotive History

1995 Last ZR-1 is produced

The last Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 was produced, although the ceremony celebrating the car came four days later. Nicknamed "The King of the Hill" the ZR-1 was built from 1990 to 1995. A total of 6,939 ZR-1s were produced over the six-year period. General Motors' (GM) intention with the car was to build the ultimate sports car where price and performance were both concerns. With its top speed of 180mph, the ZR-1 was the fastest production Corvette ever built. The heart of this Chevy's beast was its LT5 engine, an all-aluminum, dual overhead cam engine, whose 32 valves were capable of pushing 405hp in the car's last years.

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