Seven minutes and 26.4 seconds. That's all you need to know. Produced since 2009, the Corvette ZR1 holds the fifth-best Nurburgring lap time for a production car. Some people were astounded that a Corvette could cost this much (about $111,000 base). Others were astounded that a car that cost this little could pack this much technology and speed. We think it's worth every penny. It's proof that the American auto industry is still a world player.