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Aside from taking the shortest hiatus in the model's history, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 continues the car's history of maximizing performance and altering its form in order to satisfy function.
The wait is over! According to Chevrolet, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 tips the scales at 3,524 lb. It's a good day to be a Corvette fan!
DUBAI - The King is returning, stronger than ever.
The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1-Chevy's latest contender in the battle for performance supremacy-is finally here after months of teases and leaks.
"I've never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there's never been one like this before", said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain.
Even so, you likely won't be able to match the ZR1's overall performance at its price, no matter how hard you try.
Kudos to the Corvette Group and GM!
The supercharged 6.2-liter makes 755 horsepower at 6,300rpm and peak torque of 715 lb-ft (969 Nm) at 4,400rpm.
Two rear wing designs are available for the 2019 Corvette ZR1, each tied directly to the chassis just like with the Corvette C7.R racing vehicle.
The ZR1's LT5 6.2L V-8 engine advances Corvette's supercharging legacy, which began with the 2009 sixth-generation ZR1 and continued with the 2015 seventh-generation Z06. This is thanks to a more efficient intercooled supercharger system, which also has 52 percent more displacement than the one found in the Z06. It's also Chevrolet's first employment of dual-fuel-injection, which combines primary direct injection with supplemental port injection.
For example, the new ZR1 has a redesigned front end with huge air intakes to feed four new radiators, which brings the total heat exchanger count to 13, according to Chevrolet. The first is a standard rear low wing option, which allows the ZR1 to hit its "at least 210 mph" top speed. Chevy claims the ZR1 generates a maximum 950 pounds of downforce at top speed with the High Wing affixed.
Chevrolet says the new Corvette ZR1 goes on sale in spring of 2018.
First, there's the Low Wing option that enables the highest top speed while generating 70% more downforce than a standard Z06. The high wing is your option to deliver the most downforce on the ZR1 - 60 percent more than the most winged-out Z06 available.
The adjustable High Wing is part of the new ZTK Performance Package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip. Both wings are connected directly to the chassis - just like C7.R racecar - for extra strength and stability.
Fast forward ten years, a restructured General Motors is thriving and Chevy's new Corvette, the C7, is its most controversial design yet.
Like oranges? Then you'll love the Sebring Orange Design Package, which includes body paint, brake calipers, seat stitching and seat belts.
The new design package complements the Corvette ZR1's tradition of offering maximum performance with refinement and design distinction. Creature comforts like leather seats trimmed with sueded microfiber can be heated or cooled, depending on your preferences, though we imagine the vented seats will see the most use.
All of this is hiding beneath the prominent carbon fiber cover, which the car's hood can not contain.