Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 revealed

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 revealed

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. To get these insane numbers, Chevrolet had to bring in a completely new supercharger that offers 52-percent more displacement than that of the old Z06 LT4. It's a shaker hood! The Z06, for perspective, now is the fastest Corvette you can buy, and produces 650 horsepower. That not only makes this the fastest Corvette ever built, but also the most powerful General Motors vehicle ever made (which is quite the distinction, considering the company has been around since 1908).

On Sunday in Dubai, Chevy pulled the cover off the newest, baddest 'Vette: the ZR1.

If you like your 'Vettes in aggressive colors, Chevy rolled out a "Sebring Orange Design Package", which pretty much takes orange to 11.

Dual-injection means the LT5 uses primary direct injection as well as supplemental port injection, to get 755 horsepower out of 6.2 liters with the help of that big supercharger. The car's new 10-speed auto is a bit disappointing when paired with the GT model's V-8, though. The Corvette ZR-1 had 11-inch wide rear wheels with swollen bodywork to accommodate them. It's powered by a supercharged V8 that pushes out more than 760 PS with almost 970 Nm of torque and also comes with a unique aerokit that keeps it firmly on the ground.

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Of course if you prefer your ZR1 somewhat milder, you can spec it with heated and vented Napa leather-trimmed seats, and a Bose audio system.

After a four-year hiatus, the Corvette is finally going to make a comeback in the form of the ZR1. A special carbon-fiber "halo" hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5 engine's supercharger/intercooler assembly. You can go the low route with the car's standard, fixed Low Wing, which is designed with top speed in mind.

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 Magnetic Ride Control. Back in your driveway, it's also the most extreme-looking: An optional massive rear spoiler and wraparound ground effects generate track-smacking downforce, while multiple gaping bumper portals replace the single unit on other Corvettes.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 takes one look at the Corvette Z06 and decides "oh no, 650 horsepower just isn't enough", then goes about redesigning the powertrain, aerodynamics, cooling, and more to deliver a lightning strike of a auto.

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