WIXOM, MI – It’s not everyday that 638 hp materializes in your hands. But for General Motors Corp., the human element is an integral part of the ’09 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the fastest, most-powerful and most-expensive vehicle in the auto maker’s storied history. When the car goes on sale this fall at a starting point of $103,300, the ZR1’s supercharged LS9 6.2L V-8 will launch it to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and pull it through the quarter mile in 11.3 seconds at 131 mph (211 ...

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