2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs. 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

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“For the money.” Three words that, for decades, have stuck to the Chevrolet Corvette like lampreys on a shark. As in, “The Corvette is a heckuva runner-for the money. But still not up there in the Pantheon with Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche.”

Ah, but now arrives the all-new 2009 Corvette ZR1. A no-compromises, “Target: Maranello” performance car unlike any GM model before it. In fact, with 638 horses rampaging from its supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V-8, the ZR1 boasts more power than even the Enzo-engined Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, one of the Italian maker’s greatest-ever road cars. Forget “for the money.” On paper at least, the ZR1 has the hardware to take on the sublime 599 in a straight fight.

Of course, a mere paper match-up simply won’t do…

Read more at the Motor Trend website.