ZR1 – VIN 001 sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $925,000

2019 ZR1 – VIN001 sold for $925K


IS IT WORTH IT?  The very first 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 with VIN 001 sold this past weekend at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. for $925,000. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its Building for America’s Bravest program.

“The Siller family started the foundation to honor the memory of their brother Stephen who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2011, as a New York City firefighter. The program builds smart homes for catastrophically injured service members returning home and first responders. Each home is custom designed to the needs of the individual while also being energy efficient, easily accessible, and automated.”  ANTHONY ALANIZ, Associate Editor

The winning bid came from Rick Hendrick, chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group and owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team.

“Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR1 is a bonkerballs flagship supercar like none the US has ever produced, with 755 supercharged horsepower and an easy-peasy 210 mile per hour top speed. It’s available with a big ole wing and awesome lightweight track-focussed wheels. If you like V8s and power and America, you’d be silly not to want one. This Corvette looks like a million bucks, or at least $925,000.” According to  Kristen Lee – Jalopnik

So the question is “IS IT WORTH IT” and how long before Rick Hendrick will see a profit on this investment?  It’s a great car in my opinion, but its new and time will tell on how many will be sold and how it will be received by the general public…  I would still like to own it but can only afford to pay around $925 (remove all those zeros)!



2019 ZR1… What do you think?

You either love it or hate it is my initial thought. The aggressive front-end and grill and air ducts are really different and dramatic to say the least.  I like the hood lines however.

“To put things into perspective, the last ZR1 was produced in 2013 and it made 638 horsepower. Although this is a respectable output, it is still over 100 horsepower shy of the claimed 750 horsepower 2019 version. According to reports, the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 will most likely use the same 6.2-liter V-8 found in the current Z06, but with improved cooling. By just looking at the front vents and fascia you can assume the additional intakes help combat over heating. Without sounding like a total moron, I have to admit the nose looks similar to the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan, or closer than it did in previous years.”.. Says TheDrive, Max Goldberg

“The specifications call out an LT5 V8 making 750hp and 680 lb-ft of torque. That V8 is supercharged and the 750hp number happens to correspond to the 750th issue of the magazine itself. Pricing hasn’t been announced but Car & Driver figures it will sell for around $120,000.

Running down the rumored specs we see a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic as the transmission options. The ZR1 will get wheels that are half an inch wider on the front compared to the Z06. Mag Ride suspension is tipped as standard along with carbon ceramic brakes.”, says Shane McGlaun from Slash Gear…