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C6 Corvette (2005-2010)

Refining Technology

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2010 Corvette ZR1

The 2010 ZR1 is technologically advanced supercar, boasting 638 horsepower from a supercharged 7.0-liter V8 engine.

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The most recent generation of Corvette is a technologically advanced supercar designed to compete at the highest levels of sports car performance. As the first decade of the 21st century progressed, Chevrolet joined every other automaker in squeezing race track horsepower out of street-legal engines.

Engine Power

The C6 debuted with a 400 horsepower base engine, and every other variant of this generation of Corvette has raised the horsepower bar. The Z06 performance edition was reintroduced for 2006 with a 505 horsepower engine. For 2009, the ZR1 Corvette was reintroduced with a supercharged 7.0-liter V8 producing a whopping 638 horsepower.

Collectible Value

The latest ZR1 Corvettes are capable of speeds over 200 MPH, and cost over $100,000. While that's a tall price tag, bear in mind that European sports cars with the same performance numbers routinely sell for two to three times that price. C6 'Vettes are still taking their initial value drop, but all available evidence indicates that these cars will remain desirable and well-loved into the future.

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