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Spotted in a trailer at the Monterey, California track...



Is that what we think it is? :D

http://blogs.motortrend.com/6219268/car-news/corvette-zr1-to-lap-laguna-seca-this-weekend/index.html

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"The blogosphere is blowing up this morning with word that GM has a prototype of its upcoming 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in Monterey, California for the last race of the Amercian Le Mans Series season at Laguna Seca Raceway. Even juicier is the rumor that the ZR1 will be doing demonstration laps at some point over the weekend. If that's the case, it should be quite a show, as the ZR1 is slated to produce some 650 horsepower."
 

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I just got off the phone with my mom. At this moment, my parents are in the Corvette tent at Laguna Seca. Mom has been instructed to look for the Zr-1 and has both digital and film cameras at the ready.

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I just got off the phone with my mom. At this moment, my parents are in the Corvette tent at Laguna Seca. Mom has been instructed to look for the Zr-1 and has both digital and film cameras at the ready.

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Excellent!
I officially appoint your parents as 5thGen.org photographers for the weekend. :lol:
 

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Excellent!
I officially appoint your parents as 5thGen.org photographers for the weekend. :lol:
We'll see what happens. :D

I told my mom to "look for a Corvette with bra-type stuff covering a bubble hood." My parents are pretty Corvette savy so I'm pretty sure we won't end up with a bunch of Panoz pics. :lol:

I also told her the magazines would pay money for a good spy shot so she's got some incentive. ;)
 

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Comparing the ZR-1 to the Lingenfelter videos I posted earlier, the car was carrying good speed out of the corkscrew and down the front straightaway.

I saw it was loose in the corners quite a bit. ( Hopefully because of insane power and stock/street tires)
 

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If the video wasnt edited (time wise) and adding 7 seconds to the total (because it lap time recorded from a standstill like it did); I estimate 1 minute and 44 second lap time. That's bad ass.

I hope someone can get some real numbers (from records).
 

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Well, other than the one video floating all over the net. Was there one person at the event able to fire up a camcorder and get some engine sounds.
 

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I hope the black top stays. I think it looks good like that. Im too crazy about the garden divider strip rear spoiler, though.
 

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The black top is a really nice way to distinguish it as the top dog, and I think it would look great with a variety of colors - blue, red, white, yellow, etc. Can't say much about the spoiler as I don't see it very well.

Also, I'm not liking the hood decoration. I've always liked Vipers with racing stripes and Corvettes with no such fancy stuff, and this one would look mean as all hell with a clean hood and that black top.

Overall, **** fine work on this one, GM. :patriot:
 

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the hood decoration is more to hide the more pronounced hump in the hood and less of an indication of an actual production paint scheme.
 

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the hood decoration is more to hide the more pronounced hump in the hood and less of an indication of an actual production paint scheme.
Exactly.

All of the black on that car (roof, hood bubble, behind the front wheel, etc.) is camo.
 
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