Video: Jay Leno test drives the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

While many of you may be disappointed by the Detroit Big 3 right now, let’s set our anger and other feelings aside and let Jay Leno remind us of some of the amazing cars that Detroit has produced for us. The Chevrolet Corvette has not only become an American icon but has taken on its rivals on their own home turf with the Corvette ZR1 bringing in a Nurburgring lap time of 7:22.4 (even winning praise from Jeremy Clarkson).

Refresher: 6.2L V8 engine produces 638-hp and 604 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 comes in at 3.4 seconds with a top speed.

Follow the jump for the video.

 

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: