Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Most Powerful 'Vette Ever Produced

14 November, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1's LT5 V-8 engine leaked

It's pretty, and pretty much everything you could want from a Corvette. And so it has. There's also a new carbon fiber "halo" hood that was developed specifically for the cooling of the new engine version sporting the highest output ever for a street-legal Chevrolet production vehicle.

The new Corvette ZR1 has a 755-horsepower supercharged V8.

Why Dubai? Well, it's not just an oasis in the middle of some of the world's largest desert terrain, the show has become a mecca for performance models and performance vehicle fans. The LT5 supercharged engine will be hand-built.

This is the first ZR1 since the previous version was retired in 2013 for the last generation of 'Vettes. But Chevrolet has nothing to apologize for when it comes to what chief designer Tom Peters is calling "a attractive beast".

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will go on sale from the June 2018 and the base price is expected to be around $1.30 lakh (Rs 84.93 lakh, excluding import duty).

Earning it that title is a new V8 engine for the auto that weighs in a 6.2 litres and spits out 755hp and a hefty 715 lb-ft of torque, all of which helps propel the 2019 ZR1 to over 201mph according to Chevy. Do you pick the Low Wing, or the High Wing? The standard rear wing generates a purported 70 percent more downforce than the Z06's standard aerodynamics package; equipped as such, the ZR1 can exceed 210 miles per hour, GM says. The LT5 is an evolution of the old LT4, comprising of 6.2 litres of combustion capacity, pressurised by an intercooled supercharger. These days, you can't think about acceleration without worrying about fuel economy and emissions. In addition, the powertrain also gets an upgraded crankshaft, dry sump lubrication, and a new 4-inch throttle body.

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Not only does the ZR1 have a more-efficient intercooler system with a heat extractor hole on its hood, but it also packs four new radiators, bringing the number of heat-exchangers to 13. The motor comes mated with a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. It generates a maximum 950 pounds of downforce. Both of the rear wings are attached to the car's chassis - something Chevrolet claims will increase strength and stability. With or without the ZTK there's a first-ever front underwing, as well.

The carbon-fiber hood has a raised center with openings to clear enough room for the engine. Good thing the new 'Vette ZR1 has variable-ratio steering, helping to make this compromise less of an issue.

Chevrolet will also offer the ZR1 supercar in a Sebring Orange Design package, which will have a Sebring Orange exterior color with orange brake calipers, seat belts, stitching, and more.

The ZR1 ushered supercharging into the Corvette's wheelhouse almost a decade ago, and this C7 ZR1 assures it's alive and well. For the track, there's a Performance Data Recorder. There's also direct injection and port injection for the first time, with traditional overhead valve push-rod cam gear, with two valves per cylinder.

It's a boutique approach that in many ways is at odds with the "supercar for the people" strategy Chevy has long taken with the Corvette in general, but it makes a lot of sense for the 2019 ZR1. We're still waiting for final details but considering what Chevy has done with the 2019 ZR1, the numbers are likely to be awe-inspiring.

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