Years in the Making: Chevy Reveals the 2019 Corvette ZR1

GM says the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will have a 755-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged engine and a top speed of 210 miles an hour

Chevrolet has a lofty goal with regards to the beastly 2019 Corvette ZR1.

Chevrolet has unveiled the 2019 Corvette ZR1.

The Corvette ZR1's exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance. The engine features a direct injection as well as an additional port injection. With a supercharger able to squeeze in 52 percent more air than the one in the Corvette Z06, the ZR1's engine ended up being almost three inches taller, hence a pretty sizable bonnet bulge. High Wing - plus it's 60 percent of the downforce. You can have your ZR1 with a seven-speed manual 'box or - for the first time - in automatic form, with an eight-speed self-shifter and flappy paddles.

Chevrolet's engineers claim the ZR1 is 2.5 seconds quicker than the Corvette Z06 around a race track (the 5.2km-long Virginia International Raceway to be specific), and pricing for the U.S. at least should start from around AED440,000.

Also, future customers will be offered two aerodynamic package for the new standard for Low Wing and High Wing optional bi-directional.

The ZR1 features a carbon fibre hood with an opening in the middle from where the engine's supercharger and intercooler peek out. The High Wing is included in the ZTK Performance Package, which also tosses in a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer tires, and unique chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning. Top speed of the ZR1 is over 210 miles per hour.

Both of the ZR1's wings are tied into the chassis, like the Corvette Racing C7.R racecar, for strength and stability.

In USA sale ZR1 modifications will begin in the spring of 2018 at a price of 120 thousand dollars.



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