Today's 'Vette has come a long way since those first 300 cars of 1953 rolled off the assembly line with 150 horsepower, six-cylinder engines and a $3,500 price tag. While the base price has swelled to about $43,000 for a 2003 model, who can argue with 350 horsepower and a throaty V8, not to mention the latest 21st century technology?
Here is a video overview of the 2009 Corvette ZR1.
Its engine is like a killer dump truck from hell. Blip the throttle, and it sounds like God hocking a loogie. It's the raw, raucous, nasty, wonderful sound of 430 horsepower belching out the exhaust pipes, emitting one of the most frightening melodies in the automotive world.
Video Courtesy of Road and Track.