New Super Vette has an official name

We've all read the proposed names for months now, Corvette SS, Sting Ray, etc. It appears the new name will bring back the ZR1 RPO designation.

While the recent announcement to rethink the SS lineup by Chevrolet had most of us thinking SS was a sure thing, this announcement makes me think they brought back the right name. Ever since we first heard of the rebirth of ZR1 in 1989, it has been synonomous with power.

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"Chevrolet's 650-horsepower Corvette, developed under the codename "Blue Devil," will be called ZR1. That badge will appear on the January 2008 Detroit show car, and on the production version set to go on sale later next year as a 2009 model. GM has been developing this car for several years, using a supercharged version of the new 6.2-liter small block V-8 used in the 2008 Corvette(pictured). GM also considered such names as Z07 and Super Sport for the ultra-low-volume car. Price will be much higher than the 505-horsepower Z06, and Chevy will continue production of that car when the ZR1 launches."

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