Detroit Auto Show: Corvette ZR1 left out of the green spotlight

Detroit Auto Show: Corvette ZR1 left out of the green spotlight

GM, this year had three press conferences, one for the Hummer HX and Saab 9-4x biofuel vehicles, one for the Cadillac Provoq, CTS-V & CT Concept and one for the Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid & Flextreme hybrid. GM put their green progress and green image front and center on each big, splashy press conference. Yet while even the not-so-green-but-oh-so-mean CTS-V & CT Coupe Concept slipped in, the brutal-supercar-slaying ZR1 went without introduction.  Which means one of two things, either the ZR1’s fire-breathing performance was so unprecedented that even GM’s public relations gurus were left utterly speechless and unable to muster a whisper on it, or it’s less-than-green credentials had GM throwing a bag over the face of it’s most gorgeous little vixen, yet.  We’re not quite sure yet, but while burning switchgrass fuel sounds nifty, burning rubber is music to our ears.

When the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 arrives in dealerships next summer it will be available with only two options: chrome wheels and a “luxury” package. Pricing is expected to be around $100,000.

Oh and we didn’t notice any physical treadmarks on Ferrari and Lamborghini cars at the show, but I’m sure they were felt nevertheless.

Click through for the press release and live images from the 2008 Detroit Auto Show.

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