It was released in 2009 with a heavily modified, supercharged version of the 6.2L LS3 V8 badged as the "LS9", equipped with a fully forged rotating assembly and a dry-sump oiling system. Its name is a reference to the 1996 ZR-1.
Need for Speed: Nitro
The Corvette ZR1 (C6) is featured in Need for Speed: Nitro as a class A vehicle.
Need for Speed: World
It is nearly identical to the Lexus LFA in performance except for a slightly weaker acceleration. Its stock top speed is 190mph (306 km/h). The street tuned version can reach 202mph (325 km/h).
The ZR1 is useful for competitive multiplayer matches due to its similarity to the LFA and is one of the best A class cars available for in-game cash. It also performs well in pursuits.
|Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating|
|The Blue style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 4800. It was made available on March 30, 2012.
|The White style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 1,350,000, and was initially released on October 2, 2012.
On May 14, 2015, its price was lowered from 1,800,000 as part of the End of the World event.
|The A-Spec style is a Best in Class car that costs 8200. It was released on January 14, 2013.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 570,000 racer bounty. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 521,250 cop bounty.
The car lacks power compared to most cars within their class such as the Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR. Top speed and handling are mediocre but this makes the ZR1 useful in police chases.
|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) - Statistics|
|Earn 570,000 racer bounty||Exotic Series||202 mph (325 km/h)||$115,000||RWD|
|Earn 521,250 cop bounty||Speed Enforcement||600 bhp @ 6,100 rpm||3.5 seconds||2009|
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
The Corvette ZR1 (C6) was unveiled as a vehicle to be featured in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) on July 11, 2012. It was featured in the article - Rumble in the Concrete Jungle: Corvette ZR1 on the official Need for Speed website.
The ZR1 appears as an Exotic class vehicle, which can be found in various Jack Spots in single player. It will be unlocked in multiplayer upon reaching SpeedLevel 43.
It is slightly faster than the SRT Viper GTS in terms of acceleration. The ZR1 possesses a twitchy steering that is prone to oversteer. This makes the car excellent for drifts, but difficult to control in two consecutive corners. It is also a durable vehicle for pursuits.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)
The Corvette ZR1 (C6) appears in the mobile release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) in the Exotic category.
Available for $300,000, the ZR1 has high acceleration and top speed, but lacks in handling compared to its competitors. There is an NFS Edition that has slightly improved handling over the standard model.