What is it: The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a two-seater coupe with better performance for your dollar than anything with four wheels. The ZR1 is the top-of-the-line Corvette, above the Stingray, Grand Sport and Z06. This one comes with the Track Performance Package, which includes a rear wing larger than an ironing board.Key Competitors: Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 GT2 RSBase Price: $122,095 As-Tested Price: $137,770Full review: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 First DriveHighlights: New for 2019, the ZR1 is the crown jewel of the C7 Corvette lineup and quite possibly the fastest and quickest front-engine Corvette that Chevrolet will ever build. 755 hp from the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is a lot to play with, as is the 715 lb-ft of torque. This came equipped with the correct transmission -- a seven-speed manual -- but an eight-speed automatic is also available. This car also has brakes and a chassis that can keep up with the power, but the driver is less of a certainty. 2019 … [Read more...] about 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Essentials: Power!
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• Enters supercar territory with race-proven design, advanced technologies and world-class performance• With the track-focused Z07 performance package, the 2015 Corvette Z06 delivers faster lap times than the 2014 Corvette ZR1 • The first Corvette Z06 to offer a supercharged engine, a removable roof panel, and an available paddle-shift automatic transmissionDETROIT – Chevrolet today introduced the most track-capable Corvette in the brand's history – the 2015 Corvette Z06. It elevates the performance envelope for Corvette with unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce, at least 625 horsepower from an all-new supercharged engine, and an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission – all building on the advanced driver technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray. 'The new Z06 delivers levels of performance, technology and design that rival the most exotic supercars in the world,' said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North … [Read more...] about 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
In “A Briefer History of Time,” the late Stephen Hawking’s layman’s version of his bestselling book, the astrophysicist quickly blows out the notion of absolute space and absolute time. It reads like theory, but after driving the 755-hp 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1, I now know that time travel is possible. The newest ’Vette doesn’t merely get you around a racetrack, it teleports you from one corner to the next. Once there, you can carry so much speed it’s as if you’re in a rocket slingshotting around the moon to get to Mars. And as someone who, until now, only ever became nauseous in the passenger seat while on a racetrack, I can say that time travel is tough on the internal organs. The only respite is on long straights, like at Road Atlanta, where besides easily cresting 150 mph, a driver can relax, get his or her bearings back and prepare for the next 40-mph left-right combo.For those not familiar, the new ZR1 is the … [Read more...] about 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 first drive: Spacetime
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 The 2019 ZR1’s supercharged 6.2-liter LT5 V8 is the most powerful regular-production Chevy engine yet, cranking out 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. The engine has GM’s first dual fuel-injection system, which uses primary direct injection and supplemental port injection. The exhaust system has four different modes: Stealth, Tour, Sport, and Track. Stealth is, of course, the quietest and Track is the loudest, with virtually unrestricted exhaust flow. Chevrolet claims the ZR1 coupe is capable of a top speed of 212 mph, with 0-60-mph runs of less than 3.0 seconds and expected quarter-mile ETs in the 10-second range. Note that these times are with an 8-speed automatic transmission—the first automatic offered on a ZR1. A 7-speed manual is also available. The ZR1’s unique front fascia is designed to channel air for cooling, and the carbon-fiber “halo” hood is open in the middle to clear the … [Read more...] about 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Every time Chevrolet rolls out a new Corvette, fans quickly separate into two camps. Those who own a late-model version usually devise a way to purchase the new one, and others are quick to minimalize it as just another Vette. We decided to dig through the press releases to decipher what makes the 2019 Corvette ZR1 specs so special, and here are the top 10 facts that will make or break your decision. 10. Keep Cool Many Corvette owners enjoy an occasional track day. Either at the drag strip or at an autocross, keeping the fluids cool is essential. That is why engineers stuffed it with 13 radiators. The main radiator is helped by two secondary ones under each headlight. Combined with the A/C condenser, oil cooler, differential cooler, and two transmission coolers running in series, the 2019 ZR1 will be ready for a death valley rally. 9. Unplanned It’s been reported that Chevrolet didn’t plan for anything above the current Z06, but engineers are not content to let the … [Read more...] about 2019 Corvette ZR1 Specs, Price, Photos & Review