Today, Chevrolet took the wraps on the last edition of the iconic C7 Corvette – the track focused, supercharged ZR1.
Under the hood of the ZR1 is the LT5 6.2L supercharged V8 that produces a monstrous 755 horsepower (563kW) and 969Nm of torque – that makes it the most powerful Chevy ever. The ZR1 is still rear wheel drive like all other Corvettes, and can be optioned with either and 8-speed auto with paddles or a 7-speed manual. Chevrolet claims the ZR1 is capable of ‘over 210mph’ (over 338km/h).
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is clearly designed for the track – it has a redesigned front bumper with wider intakes, a new carbon bonnet (dubbed the ‘halo’), and other new aero parts. The ZR1 is available with a choice of two spoilers: the ‘Low Wing’ is designed for speed and provides 70% more downforce over the Z06, while the rather self explanatory ‘High Wing’ is designed for maximum downforce and cornering grip and is available as part of the ZTK Performance Package which includes a front splitter, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, a track tuned chassis, Magnetic Ride Control and Chevy’s first ever underwing. A Sebring Orange Design package is also available, which includes the Sebring Orange paint shade, orange calipers, orange splitter stripes, orange seatbelts, orange interior stitching and bronze interior trim.
Inside, the ZR1 comes standard with leather competition seats with micro fibre inserts, carbon steering wheel trim, a performance data recorder and a Bose sound system – heated and ventilated leather seats are optional.
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will go on sale in late March in the USA, for an unknown price. What do you think? Let me know!