Corvette ZR1: “We were asked to dial it back” – rpmGo.com

Corvette ZR1

Corvette wanted to create something special to announce their participation in this year’s American Le Mans season. The insight for the commercial they created for this occasion is quite unique: the Corvette ZR1 that will be in the 2011 ALMS Season is actually less powerful than the road version.

As the Corvette people say, they were asked to “dial it back” when competing with BMW, Porsche and Ferrari. The standard version of the model has a 6.2 liter LS9 V8 engine under the hood, that produces 647 horsepower, whereas the ALMS ZR1 has 160 hp less, “just to be fair”. Auch.

You can check out the competition’s schedule here.

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