1990 ZR1 Corvette/
In 1990, its first year, the ZR1 was a limited edition and exclusive Corvette model that heralded the return of super performance to the brand that had been considered anemic for almost two decades. It was Chevrolet’s objective to produce the fastest GT car in the world and it came close compared to a Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach and Porsche Turbo, with just a few miles an hour difference. It outdid all 3 in braking however. It was known as the “Super Corvette”.
Available for only 3 model years, this example is beautiful with its dark red metallic exterior (2,353 produced in that color) and a luxurious interior in black leather with every option available including the removable tinted glass roof. Only about 34,600 miles since it rolled off the line and what was considered super performance in its day (top speed tested @172 mph and 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds). With all of that performance at hand, it still gives the driver and passenger a first-rate experience and ride equivalent to only the finest GT’s. And if you want handling and performance it’s there too, especially when you can select the “Full Engine Power” option switch.
The ZR1 is powered by an aluminum 5.6 liter 32 valve dual overhead cam V8 designed by Lotus putting out 380 hp at full power.
Collectable, reasonably rare, low mileage good examples go for up to five times more than a regular Corvette of the same year on the market today.
Six speed manual transmission (what else would you expect?). A super car of its day, but civilized as compared to the Viper RT10 of the same era (which we also have available for rental). This one you wouldn’t mind taking on a long trip up to the mountains, enjoy winding roads and feel comfortable getting there.
Available at $290- per day.
Location for pickup provided upon confirmation of rental.