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..and we think the "market adjustment" for our smarts was high, wait till you see what the early production of these babies commands. List $102K. Anyone want to speculate? $150K asking is my guess for those lucky dealers that get allocation.
Absolutely; the feeding frenzy has already started and with only two thousand available the dealers will get whatever they ask, unfortunately.
 

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The best deal in the world, can't get more speed for the money anywhere. GM can build world class stuff.
Wow, awesome ride
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According to Reuters...

is that the vette thats almost 260,000 dollars
DETROIT, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The official Corvette ZR1 numbers are in and they're good. Very good:
-- $103,300 MSRP (including $850 destination charge)
-- EPA-estimated fuel economy of 14 city and 20 highway
-- 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds
-- 0-100 mph in 7.0 seconds
-- Quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.3 seconds at 131 mph
 

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DETROIT, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The official Corvette ZR1 numbers are in and they're good. Very good:
-- $103,300 MSRP (including $850 destination charge)
-- EPA-estimated fuel economy of 14 city and 20 highway
-- 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds
-- 0-100 mph in 7.0 seconds
-- Quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.3 seconds at 131 mph

Corvette Z06-
--$72,405 ( 2009 pricing)
--EPA-estimated fuel economy of 15 city and 24 highway
--0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds
--0-100 mph in 8.5 seconds
--Quarter-mile elapsed time of 12.0 seconds at 121 mph



So for $31K less you lose by 0.2 seconds in a street race and make it up in fuel economy. If you never go to the track, the 0-100 and 1/4 mile numbers don't mean much.

ZR1 nice bragging rights, but for that kind of money I'd take an Audi R8 for a few K more. But actually, I'd gladly take the Z06, a smart for rainy days and pocket the extra $15K for gas for 3-4 years for both.

And that's assuming you could buy the ZR1 at list, which you can't, and can't get a discount on a Z06, which you can. So more pocket change for mods.
 

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The best deal in the world, can't get more speed for the money anywhere. GM can build world class stuff.
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Wait till the new Caddy CTS-V hits the streets with the same engine but smaller supercharger, rated at a mere 550 HP in a 4 door family sedan. At $60K +/-, for some it may be an even better deal.

But too late, unfortunately. These will be great deals on the used market in a year.
 

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Yep, same story when the C5 Z06 came out; you could mod a stock C5 for less money and get better numbers. Same for the C6 Z. However, what you have is a modded car, not the real thing. Those C6 Z numbers are all correct, but it's not a ZR1. Why would people spend the extra money to get the car they want? I don't know, ask someone who paid $5K extra for an orphan smart. :)
 

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Yep, same story when the C5 Z06 came out; you could mod a stock C5 for less money and get better numbers. Same for the C6 Z. However, what you have is a modded car, not the real thing. Those C6 Z numbers are all correct, but it's not a ZR1. Why would people spend the extra money to get the car they want? I don't know, ask someone who paid $5K extra for an orphan smart. :)

Hmmm. Fair point.

Now I bet I could take 0.2 seconds off the 0-60 speed in my smart for a whole lot less than $31K.

Can't get the 0-100 time down though because, um, well you know, the smart won't, uh, never mind....
 
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