To offset the price increase, Chevy is equipping the ’10 ZR1 with Performance Traction Management technology, Launch Control and standard side air bags.

Like fine wine, supercars have a tendency to cost more with age. In that spirit, Chevrolet has announced the 2010 Corvette ZR1 will cost $107,830 which translates into a $2,910 price increase over the 2009 model.

To offset the price bump, Chevy is equipping the '10 ZR1 with performance traction management technology, launch control and standard side air bags. According to GM, the PTM system "optimizes traction for greater and more consistent on-track performance" by modulating engine torque 100 times per second and automatically managing acceleration dynamics when exiting corners at full throttle.

Other updates include a cashmere interior, several new exterior color choices, and optional competition gray wheels.

Thankfully, the ZR1's supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine carries over untouched. With 638 horsepower (476 kW) and 604 lb-ft (819 Nm) of torque, the ZR1 rockets to a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).


Corvette ZR1 to get Upgrades & Price Bump in 2010