1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 COUPE - 157549 Sold* at Las Vegas 2013 - Lot #93 1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 COUPE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/157549/157549_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Auction Las Vegas 2013
Status Sold
Lot 93
Year 1990
Style ZR-1 COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 1G1YZ23JXL5801608
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 350
Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL
Lot #93 - This is an excellent example of a first year ZR1. With less than 11,000 miles, it still has many more pavement pounding miles to go out of the 350ci/375hp engine. The car has been kept in a climate-controlled environment in Arizona so it is completely free of rust or any other damage related to adverse weather. It comes with the owner's kit, original Window Sticker, two tops and both sets of keys. During 1986, General Motors acquired Group Lotus, the UK based engineering consulting and performance car manufacturing firm. The Corvette division approached Lotus with the idea of developing the world's fastest production car, to be based on the C4 generation Corvette. The result was what GM dubbed the LT5, an aluminum-block V8 with the same bore centers as the L98, but with four overhead camshafts and 32 valves. Lotus also designed a unique air management system for the engine to provide a wider power band by shutting off 8 of the 16 intake runners and fuel injectors when the engine was at part-throttle, while still giving the ZR1 375hp when at wide open throttle. In addition to the engine, Lotus helped GM design the ZR1's upgraded braking and steering systems, and helped them pick the settings for the standard "FX3" adjustable active ride control that Chevrolet was fitting to the car. The vehicle was first offered for sale in 1990 and was available only as a coupe. It was distinguishable from other Corvette coupes by its wider tail section, 11" wide rear wheels and its new convex rear fascia with four square shaped taillights. They also had a center high mounted stop lamp attached to the top of the hatch glass instead of between the taillights.