Everyone's bashing GM these days. But the company has a few bright spots. Case in point: see what happens when you pit the company's fastest car, the 638-hp Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 against three of the fastest fancy-schmancy chariots from foreign countries. In a straight-line drag race, see who's your daddy, you Ferrari 599 GTB, Nissan GT-R and the Porsche 911 GT2. Ha.
When we hear talk of GM going away, we think of some faceless corporation cranking out bulky, gas-guzzling SUVs to fewer and fewer buyers. But then we see GM's Corvette ZR-1, a marvel of engineering achievement, leaving the likes of Ferrari in its dust, and we think, isn't there some way to save U.S. car companies from their own idiot bosses?