The Corvette ZR-1 is Chevrolet’s beloved two-door coupe sports car. The reason it is beloved lies behind Chevrolet’s economic pitfalls of the decades before this cars inception. The 1990 ZR-1 was Chevrolet’s saving grace, so to speak. It provoked a lot of anticipation as the American car manufacturer was promising big things. However, these promises were met with considerable skepticism and doubt from within the wider auto industry, especially given that generally speaking, European enthusiasts never really respected American cars. Chevrolet’s decline only added fuel to the European opinion of cars from across the pond as, ‘all talk, no walk’. What happened to Chevrolet’s production of high performing cars?