2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
755HP + Big Wing = 210 MPH
Chevrolet has once again raised the already high bar with the introduction of the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Learning from issues on the previous year C7’s it looks as though they have solved the problems with a completely redesigned front facia and cooling system. The entire front facia was designed for taking in more air for optimal cooling. The hood also has a brand new designed carbon fiber vent and supercharger lid covering the 755HP LT5 V8 Engine. The amount of carbon fiber parts on the ZR1 both inside and out are very impressive for a mass production vehicle. Clearly the engineers have paid attention to the aftermarket and what consumers have been asking for.
Here is a break down on some the impressive ZR1 statistics:
Most Powerful Chevrolet Ever
The ZR1’s LT5 6.2L V-8 supercharged engine delivers the highest output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle. The newly designed supercharger is more-efficient and offers 52 percent more displacement than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger. Another first is a dual fuel-injection system that utilizes a secondary fuel system that provides the necessary supply for the outstanding 755HP and 715 LB-FT of Torque.
Fastest Production Corvette Ever
The 2019 ZR1 Corvette is all business when it comes to function and downforce. The all-new front facia is designed for max cooling through the record 13 heat-exchangers. All models feature a downforce enhancing front underwing. The ZTK Performance Package includes a two-way-adjustable chassis mounted High Wing, deep front aero splitter with end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and Magnetic Ride Control that gets this beast to 210 MPH. The High Wing package will produce an amazing 950 pounds of downforce at speed.
First Automatic in ZR1
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be the first offered with the 8-Speed Automatic. Several internal modifications and software calibrations have been made to handle the extra power and reduce shift time.
Standard Carbon Ceramic Brakes
Every Corvette ZR1 is equipped with 2-piece carbon ceramic brake rotors with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear aluminum calipers. Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flats are standard. Fronts are sized at P285/30ZR19 and P335/25ZR20 in the rear.
The new Corvette ZR1 will go on sale in the spring of 2018. Expect to pay in the mid $130,000’s.