Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Chevrolet's hardcore Corvette ZR1 unveiled

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 leaked on magazine cover 755-Horsepower 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 is the Fastest, Most Powerful Vette Ever
Heather Davidson | 14 November, 2017, 00:42

Chevrolet has unveiled its fastest Corvette ever - at least for the road.

Under the bonnet, the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine, codenamed LT5, has a supercharger that's 52% larger than that in the Corvette ZO6 and is more efficient. The auto will be available with a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.

Handling is optimised by a full aero kit including a big rear wing, specially crafted front end with air intakes and guides, while the steering is conducted through a variable ratio rack-and-pinion system with electric power assist.

Not enough? Opt for the High Wing, a towering two-way adjustable unit that helps generate around 60% more downforce compared to the Z06 with the already pretty serious Z07 Performance Package.

The 2019 Corvette is set to go on sale in spring 2018.

Chevy fitted the Corvette's 6.2-liter V-8 with a new LT5 supercharger, which gives the ZR1 a power output of 755 horsepower and a 210-mph top speed. Both wings are tied to the ZR1 chassis, much like the C7.R race vehicle, to ensure maximum stability.

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The new design package complements the Corvette ZR1's tradition of offering maximum performance with refinement and design distinction.

The Corvette ZR1 introduced today also debuted a dynamic, available Sebring Orange Design Package. Further, the ZR1 elevates Corvette's track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.

Tech wise, the ZR1 doesn't initially look to be as well-equipped as some European cars, but it appears to have a standard touchscreen infotainment system, likely GM's MyLink system which offers features such as data connections and iOS And Android phone integration.

A strong engine to be sure, but in comparison to the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 it simply can not compete.

This dry sump motor also features GM's largest ever throttle bodies at 95mm, as well as an upgraded crankshaft with a wider key slot. 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. Few were assembled through 1972, because in order to get the ZR1 goody bag, Corvette buyers needed to pass on creature comforts. Drivers will also find unique orange stitching, bronze aluminum trim, and leather seats with suede microfiber inserts; optional are the heated and vented Napa leather seats.

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