Chevrolet just revealed the most powerful Corvette in history (GM)
Nov 14 2017
It's the most powerful production vehicle Chevrolet has ever made, and probably the meanest-looking.
To achieve the 755 horsepower output, Chevy engineers installed a larger blower on its 6.2-litre small block, and devised a dual fuel injection system, a first for General Motors.
ZR1 owners will be able to choose between two gearbox options, with either a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. Track enthusiasts will want the ZR1's optional ZTK Performance Package, which has a higher, adjustable wing that trades some top speed for about 950 pounds of downforce - some 60 percent more than the Z06's Z07 Performance Package, GM says.
Dubai, with its affluence of exotic supercars is not exactly out of place for the Corvette ZR1's long-awaited reveal - "The King is returning, stronger than ever", according to the manufacturer, and the mod does have true meaning. Both of the rear wings are attached to the car's chassis - something Chevrolet claims will increase strength and stability. The kit also includes special chassis tuning and Magnetic Ride Control, along with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer tires. It's the first time the ZR1 has offered two-pedal driving, but don't groan just yet: GM claims the 650-hp Z06 hits 60 miles per hour and runs the quarter-mile in 2.95 and 10.95 seconds, respectively, with the automatic.
755 horsepower is plenty to get a 3,524 pound coupe going very, very quickly in a straight line, and the 2019 Corvette ZR1 doesn't disappoint.
If lairy bits of aero and a supercharger assembly appearing to punch through the bonnet isn't enough for you in terms of visual aggression, you might be interested in the Sebring Orange Design Package.
The 2019 Corvette ZR1's aggressive appearance is driven by function, contributing to its distinction as the fastest production Corvette to date.
The Corvette is generally thought of as an accessible sports auto, but GM refers to the ZR1 as a "supercar".
Four new radiators make sure the engine and drivetrain are properly cooled during spirited driving and customers can specify a carbon-fiber hood that allows the supercharger and the intercooler to come out through a central opening.
There are two different aero kits which can be fitted to the ZR1. The price is yet to be announced, but if you must ask, you probably can not afford it. Count on spending six figures, though, and that's before dealers add markup.
No price has yet been given for the ZR1, although sales will begin in the spring.
A new Sebring Orange Design package is also available that features a Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and unique, bronze aluminum interior trim.