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The ZR1 is well beyond a concept on paper. The car is testing at the Ring now. It should be in production within the next year.

AS for its clear coat. My understanding is, it was designed for the semi conductor industry. It has a high UV protectant level to maintain the structural integrity of the exposed carbon fiber panels. Carbon will degrade as it sits in the sun.

Why does a car have to be super high tech to win races? Springs are springs, as long as they package neatly, support the weight of the car, and survive the required usage. Whether it be Torsion bars (which the Suburban and Dodge Dart use), coil overs, (which Honda, GM, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, etc use), leaf Springs (which GM, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, etc use), air bags (which Ford, Peterbilt, Mazda, etc use), they all do a job of supporting a vehicle and and controlling weight transfer.

Why do you need fancy exotic technology when low tech will do the job? You can't argue with GMs success in endurance racing. The LS6 engine is a very well engineered engine, the gear box is very durable and the cars just plain work.

Now if you want to brag about all the whiz bang features your car has, then having a GT2 or something like that will fit the bill. Of course so would an NSX.
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