The C4 ZR1 was one heck of a car. The all-aluminum LT5 engine with dual overhead cams and 32 valves was shockingly modern in the early ''90s, and it took more than a decade for Corvette performance to really catch up. This expertly maintained 1991 ZR1 isn''t one of those low-mile, don''t-ever-touch-it-again collector''s items, but rather a smartly built supercar that can be driven every day. Torch red always looks great on Corvettes, and the even though a C4 isn''t exactly low-profile, the ZR1''s performance potential was masked by its rather familiar looks. The rear haunches were a few inches wider to accommodate the fatter rear tires, and for the first few years the convex rear fascia gave it away, but eventually the garden-variety ''Vettes got that one, too. Regardless, this one is in great shape considering that it has been enthusiastically driven instead of sealed in a cocoon for the past 20 years. Fit and finish are on par with other Corvettes of the era, and there''s just no sign that this one has been wrecked or abused. Instead, it has a predatory look thanks to just the right stance and unless you''re paying attention to the tiny ZR1 badges, this one will likely get the drop on you at a red light. The beautiful black leather interior has been recently upgraded with new seat foam and correct factory-style seat covers, rounding out one of the most technologically advanced interiors of the period. Once you master the controlled fall that is how you enter a C4, you''ll find it''s a supremely comfortable place to spend some time. The ZR1 came loaded with everything Chevy could throw into a Corvette and a 6-speed manual gearbox was the only choice. Instruments combined analog and digital displays that are actually quite effective at transmitting information at a glance, and the center stack is filled with buttons and the all-important valet key that controls the big horsepower. The original Delco/Bose stereo was yanked in favor of a bright touch screen display that manages to look OEM in the Corvette''s dash and includes a back-up camera feed from a camera in the rear license plate. The all-aluminum LT5 motor is perhaps history''s most expensive engine upgrade, but there are those who will say it was worth every penny. Everyone knows the story, so let''s focus on how well it runs, how perfectly it''s been maintained by its owner (an ASE master tech), and how incredible it sounds at full throttle. Docile and tractable around town, it howls like a banshee as it screams to redline unlike any small block Chevy before or since. All the usual ZR1 maladies have already been cured, including a fresh alternator and all-new vacuum hoses under that trick dual-stage intake manifold. In truth, these engines are virtually indestructible so you shouldn''t worry about the mileage because it''s just getting broken-in. The ZF 6-speed shifts easily and the stock brakes have been upgraded to C5 calipers, and things like the master cylinder, clutch, pressure plate, and slave cylinder are new. The Magnaflow exhaust which ditches the center resonator makes it sound glorious at full boot, and the highly desirable A-Mold wheels wear correct 275/40/17 front and 315/35/17 rear Nitto radials. Complete with all the important documents, this ZR1 is the car to own if you simply enjoy the art of driving fast. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.