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ZL1 is the rarest option code ever produced for a Corvette. It means that the engine block is manufactured in aluminium for weight reduction, and a gain of 80 kgs on the front end of the car, in comparison between a complete 427 ci iron engine and the ZL1.

The first European owner for this option was Henri Greder for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, due to his great relationship with Zora Arkus Duntov. The result was astonish, Henri finished in 6th position overall in 1970. Unfortunately the Porsche managers claimed to the ACO Official saying that the distance effected by the Corvette was not sufficent in relation with the displacement engine. The verdict fall and the Corvette was not classified. But it’s very interesting to note that a GT raced by a private team, finished the 24 hours race just behind two Ferraris 512S and three Porsches prototypes !!! MORE...

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News 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008

 22.10.2011  
 21.08.2011  
2011 SEASON
Due to an overcharge working in the Burgol SA Workshop, our ZL1 Corvette could not be present at SPA and Imola.

In fact she returned only in mid-June in the Burgol SA Workshop. Probably it was a result of success.

Some maintenance work, some improvement, but nothing revolutionary but if this winter we will have enough time the doors will be lightened, with a window system lightened also, the replacement of lighweight bumpers. We are still far form the 1222kgs homologated, we are only at 1315 kgs…
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Next race:

LEMANS-CLASSIC

6-8 july 2012

 
 
 
 

 

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