The daddy of all C6 Corvette variants was the 2009 ZR1 equipped with the monstrous 6.2-liter LS9 V8, churning out 638 horsepower and 604 lb-ft (819 Nm) of torque. With a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ZR1 was a much cheaper alternative to the ultra expensive supercars of the era like the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT.
And this is the thing with Corvettes - they're high performance vehicles that require very low, inexpensive maintenance, while offering unrivalled bang for the buck. Another core characteristic of the iconic Vette is that it represents one of the few fast machines that drives you more than you drive it, without overwhelming you. That's the nature of it.
Compared to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray, the C6 features a less-than-imaginative interior, with plastics and materials of a questionable quality. And don't get us started on how awful was the six-speed paddle-shift slush box that most customers opted for over the better designed and faster stick shift alternative.
Now that the crash course has reached its finale, we recommned you grab a hot drink, sidle up in your seat and absorb the amusing Regular Car video review of the C6 Vette below.