Tadge Juechter, Corvette ZR1 chief engineer announced that the ZR1 will go into production this summer and that it will be limited to only 2000 units a year. He also announced the ZR1 will be "the most fuel-efficient 600-hp car you can buy in the world."

Bloggers queried Juechter about such concerns as whether the automaker has any plans to take on the World Speed Endurance Record as the 1990 ZR-1 did. "As you probably saw, we announced the top speed as 205 mph," responded Juechter. "The ZR1 has also been extremely durable in our testing, so the car certainly has the potential to take the World Speed Endurance Record. However, we are currently focused on a perfect launch and getting the ZR1 into production. We will talk about record attempts later."

Juechter added, "We expect to announce pricing in May, and all performance numbers will be run with production vehicles over the next two months."

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Source: Inside Line

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