Development of 600bhp-plus sports car is "in the final stages"
17 April 2007

GM might be cutting back the development of new rear-wheel-drive models (see story here), but that isn’t stopping it from creating what could be the most powerful ever Corvette.The 2009 ‘Blue Devil’ will have somewhere between 600 and 700bhp, meaning it should easily be capable of 200mph. The standard 400bhp Corvette has a top speed of 186mph.In an interview in the US recently, GM vice chairman Bob Lutz said that development of the super-powerful Corvette is “too late to stop… it’s in the final stages of tuning.”Lutz seemed pretty impressed with the Blue Devil’s performance: “We’re really into a speed and power realm that General Motors has never been in. We’re way up there with Porsche Carrera GTs and Ferraris.”The ‘Blue Devil’ is expected to arrive in 2008 or possibly 2009, though with a different name. We can’t wait.

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