Talk:Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1

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Link to About.com review[edit]

Link to About.com review was disallowed by bot. I realize the quality of About.com articles can vary, but this is an original article that was written by an established journalist who obviously drove the car, so it's just as legit as the Motor Trend article, and it presents a different viewpoint. I won't re-undo the bot's change until OK'd here, but I think the idea of disallowing About.com articles automatically should be reconsidered. 75.4.228.57 (talk) 18:30, 26 December 2008 (UTC) Anonymous

ZR1 is not an option package[edit]

The ZR1 is a better performing and more powerful Corvette that is sold as a complete car, and is not an option package for the base Corvette. An option package for the base Corvette (akin to a sport package) would be the Z51 package. The new ZR1 is its own car. 71.193.141.80 (talk) 13:10, 14 February 2008 (UTC) by Carbon

The 'Blue Devil' codename[edit]

Is there a reason why the 'Blue Devil' codename is not included in the article? Not verifiable, despite all the forums and blogs that have used the codename ad nauseum for ages? (Well, it seems like ages...) Monoblocks (talk) 04:00, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

2300 TVS Four lobe vs Three[edit]

In the article it mentions that the new TVS design is 4 lobe as opposed to three. The more important detail (as far as power and effciency goes) is that the 4 lobe is 160 degree twist while even the lastest 5th gen is still 60 degree twist. Can we add this?MustangAficionado (talk) 01:53, 1 September 2009 (UTC)


Fastest Car to Lap the Nurburgring[edit]

What is this statement in the awards section referring to? Why is it there? It should be removed if no further explanation can be provided. Obviously there are production cars that have faster lap times.

If I recall it hit a record in category of some sort there. It would need massive citation though since the only place that has that information even at all collected is the Wikipedia article, which of course doesn't count as a source :) ...Actually, it "might" have top production car time, since that was one of their goals. A year or so ago everyone's joke was to wait for the NISMO R35 GT-R. There is a flaw in this of course, which is that some makers don't bring their cars, or don't go 10/10ths in the things out of safety. Can't say I blame them all too much, since I wouldn't want a $2M Bugatti I owned flying around like that, and it's not like you can just grab another out of the trailer.
Anyway, I know there's a Wikipedia article for this already and it might be useful in a "See Also" collection. daTheisen(talk) 18:29, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Fastest and most powerful production automobile[edit]

An IP editor has been adding the sentence that the ZR1 is "the fastest and most powerful production car in the world." However, the sources do not appear to be reliable. Just going to other Wikipedia articles shows vehicles such as the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg appear to have a higher top speed and more horsepower. This claim should be left off the article until a reference from a reliable source is found. Alanraywiki (talk) 01:07, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

  • The issue might be with the word 'production', not with vandalism. 10 000+ C6 ZR1's have been built, which is indeed mass production, vs. 200 Veyrons over the years and a handful of Koenigseggs made. Also, 'at the time it first entered the market' is a plausible version, according to other data here in wikipedia. Aadieu (talk) 14:31, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
Possibly (I also thought about the word 'production'), but the statement did not specify those of a certain production volume. Bugattis are not just one-off cars, they are low/limited production. Even if that were the case, a claim like that needs a reference from a reliable source. None was ever provided. Thanks, Alanraywiki (talk) 15:23, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Incredible gear speeds[edit]

Is there any source for the n^th gear top speed information? I'm talking about

  • 1st gear top speed: 171 km/h (106 mph)
  • 2nd gear top speed: 340 km/h (210 mph)
  • 3rd gear top speed: 560 km/h (350 mph)

Those numbers seem out of place since the top speed is 205 mph (330 km/h) and no further explanation is given (such as Dyno stand)

Youtube[edit]

I've removed a youtube video twice now, as youtube isn't a reliable source, and that video really adds nothing except some hits to someone's video. Dennis Brown |  | WER 16:37, 10 May 2014 (UTC)