Author Topic: 1990 ZR-1 Speed and Endurance Record Run  (Read 745 times)

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1990 ZR-1 Speed and Endurance Record Run
« on: June 09, 2016, 02:08:53 PM »
Watching the youtube video of the Corvette assembly ops made me wonder if anyone had ever put the video of the 1990 Corvette and ZR-1 Endurance and Speed Record run on youtube.. so I looked for and found it.  :)   If any of you aren't familiar with this, or maybe had seen the video at the Corvette Plant or NCM in the past..  Here's a chance to check it out again!~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9rJ0RNJ3G8#t=1686.299007

When I first watched this video at the Corvette Plant in 1991/2, I knew I *had* to have a ZR-1.... :)  I've had 3 different 1990's and still own two of them, and it still thrills me to hear the LT5 rev to redline (very much like hearing the 302 rev in a 1st gen Z28!).. :)
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
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Re: 1990 ZR-1 Speed and Endurance Record Run
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 02:55:51 PM »
Back in '05-07 timeframe when the ZR1 guys would come up to the museum they would come to the shop for a dyno day.  I have to agree that when you hear that LT5 rev to the moon is sounds great.  IIRC one was a silver Callaway twin turbo car.  Not sure if it was a ZR1 or not as Ive slept since then.  They averaged 350-400 to the tires which was very impressive for the early '90s.
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Re: 1990 ZR-1 Speed and Endurance Record Run
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 03:17:10 PM »
Factory Rev Limit on the LT5 was set at 7072 rpm...

 and when you are driving one....  that rpm just begs you to come get it! :)   
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan