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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 debuts with 6.2L V8, makes 755 HP

13 November, 2017, 07:24 | Author: Nadine Todd
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The rest seem to be mostly also rans in their respective category. Romance and drama aside, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a thing to behold. The ZR1 weighs 10 pounds more than the Z06, and 171 pounds more than the previous ZR1. Few were assembled through 1972, because in order to get the ZR1 goody bag, Corvette buyers needed to pass on creature comforts.

DUBAI - The King is returning, stronger than ever.

The new 2019 ZR1 is what Chevrolet is calling its fastest, most powerful production Corvette yet.

"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, and former boss of Holden.

As the fourth ZR1 in Corvette history, the 2019 version is equipped with a direct- and port-injected, supercharged, 6.2-liter V8 engine, appropriately named the LT5.

Also available for the new Corvette ZR1 is the Sebring Orange Design Package.

To achieve the 755 horsepower output, Chevy engineers installed a larger blower on its 6.2-litre small block, and devised a dual fuel injection system, a first for General Motors.

Married to the engine is either a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic with steering wheel paddle shifters.

In the meantime, the new ZR1 is unlikely to be converted to right-hand drive and offered in Australia. GM added another four radiators to the mix to prevent overheating, and so the ZR1 has a total of 13 heat exchangers. To that end, Chevrolet added four extra radiators to bring the total number of heat exchangers on the auto to 13, sucking on air from huge front air intakes as well as a vented carbon fibre bonnet - the latter has a cut out for the massive supercharger and intercooler assembly. Additional features, including aero packages with stanchion-mounted wings, help push the ZR1 harder onto the track for more confident handling and faster lap times.

This is what you want to know: 755 horsepower, 715 lb. -ft. of torque, top speed of over 210 miles per hour, according to General Motors.

"As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1's design supports its capability in every way", said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager. The standard Low Wing offers a higher top speed and produces up to 70% more downforce than the Z06's wing. All models also feature a Chevrolet-first, downforce-enhancing front underwing.

The optional ZTK Performance Package goes even further as it adds a front splitter and an adjustable "High Wing" that provides an estimated 950 pounds (430 kg) of downforce.

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

The vehicle will also be available with a Sebring Orange Design Package. This package brings in a Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, and matching brake calipers, accent stripes, seat belts and stitching. Upgrades to the ZR1's standard equipment list include simulated suede seat inserts, premium Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, competition sport seats, a carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, a Performance Data Recorder, a Bose premium audio system, and more.

American muscle comes in many shapes and forms, but none are as savage as this - the new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

It's good to be the King.

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