Chevrolet recently unveiled a supercar named the 2019 Corvette ZR1 that pushes Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history. The supercar was unveiled in Dubai.
“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. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”
As per the information, its price has not been announced yet by the company, but it is expected that it will cost around $130,000. The old model, i.e., the 2009 ZR1 was priced at $105,000.
Setting a new benchmark in performance, the car comes with LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm). Further, the ZR1 elevates Corvette’s track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of down force.
“As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1’s design supports its capability in every way,” said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager. “The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed.”
The Corvette ZR1 revealed debuted a dynamic, available Sebring Orange Design Package. Centered on its Sebring Orange Tint coat exterior color, the package also includes orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and unique, and bronze aluminum interior trim.
Specifications and features of 2019 Corvette ZR1
ON SALE Spring 2018
PRICE $130,000 (base) (est)
ENGINE 6.2L supercharged OVH 16-valve V-8/755 hp @ 6,300 rpm, 715 lb-ft @ 4400rpm
TRANSMISSION 7-speed manual
LAYOUT 2-door, 2-passenger, front-engine, RWD coupe
WHEEL BASE 106.7 in
WEIGHT 3,560 lb
0-60 MPH 2.7 sec (estimated)
TOP SPEED 211 mph (estimated)