Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Here It Is, In All its 755-HP Glory

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 leaked on magazine cover

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 leaked on magazine cover

The ZR1's LT5 6.2L supercharged V8 is the most powerful production Chevy engine yet, complete with 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft. of torque.

A pre-bailout Chevrolet just revealed their fastest production car-the Corvette ZR1. GM added another four radiators to the mix to prevent overheating, and so the ZR1 has a total of 13 heat exchangers.

Chevy hasn't revealed how quick it is, but says the ZR1 will break the 210 miles per hour barrier, which could put it within range of the $450,000 2016 miles per hour Ford GT. For the first time ever, the ZR1 will be available with an automatic transmission. Considering the new model only weighs in at 1598kg (kerb), the mighty 'Vette should have no trouble pulling up on time no matter the speed.

"I've never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there's never been one like this before".

Even so, you likely won't be able to match the ZR1's overall performance at its price, no matter how hard you try.

Two aero packages will be available for the all-new ZR1; the standard Low Wing and the two-way adjustable High Wing. The kit also includes special chassis tuning and Magnetic Ride Control, along with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer tires.

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Both of the rear wings are tied directly into the car's chassis, as on the C7.R race auto, for the best possible strength and stability.

Using the current Z06 as a base, Chevrolet has upgraded the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine from 641bhp to 744bhp through the use of a new supercharger with 52 per cent more displacement than the Z06's. Another GM first is the car's dual fuel injection system, comprising primary direct injection as well as port injection.

A new Sebring Orange Design Package will make it virtually impossible to ignore the new Corvette 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.

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.

The cabin is decked out with leather seats featuring sueded microfibre inserts, with an option to add seat heating and ventilation. On the inside, Sebring Orange cars also have orange seat belts, orange stitching and various bits of bronze aluminium trim. Inside, it will feature a driver-focused setup, with standard leather seats, carbon fiber steering wheel, Performance Data Recorder, and a Bose sound system.

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