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 downforce.
The 2019 Corvette ZR1's aggressive appearance is driven by function, contributing to its distinction as the fastest production Corvette to date. The price is yet to be announced, but if you must ask, you probably can not afford it. Count on spending six figures, though, and that's before dealers add markup.
Chevrolet is calling this the most powerful and fastest Corvette of all time. Equipped with a hand-built, supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the third installment of the ZR1 made 638-hp, boasted a top speed of 205 miles per hour, and included lots of carbon fiber body work, a magnesium front cradle, a unique rear axle design, carbon ceramic brakes, a magnetic ride control suspension, a 6-speed manual gearbox with a twin-disc clutch, and a launch control system to maximize acceleration.
Even so, you likely won't be able to match the ZR1's overall performance at its price, no matter how hard you try.
The engine is also making use of a dual-fuel-injection system (GM's first such setup) while the supercharger's displacement went up by 52% compared to the Corvette Z06's LT4 supercharger. Chevrolet didn't go into specifics but confirmed the model has a top speed in excess of 210 miles per hour (337 km/h).
The V8 is paired to either a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic and sends power to the rear wheels.
The engine sits underneath what Chevrolet calls a "halo hood" which features a carbon fibre two-piece bonnet bulge.
"As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1's design supports its capability in every way", said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager.
In order to hit these impressive speeds, the vehicle has been equipped with an all-new front fascia and a "downforce-enhancing front underwing".
Hidden underneath the chiseled front end is a new underwing that creates downforce to keep the ZR1 stuck to the road. The package also includes a front bumper air splitter with carbon fibre end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer tires as well as specific chassis and suspension tuning.
Chevrolet has unveiled the highly-anticipated 2019 Corvette ZR1. Both wings are connected directly to the chassis - just like C7.R racecar - for extra strength and stability.
A new Sebring Orange Design Package will make it virtually impossible to ignore the new Corvette ZR1.
On the other hand, if all you want to do is stand out, then by all means go for the Sebring Orange Design Package, which slathers the hue on the brake callipers, sill and splitter accent stripes, seat belts and interior stitching, on top of the Sebring Orange Tintcoat paint and bronze aluminium interior trim. The driver-focused, well-appointed cockpit includes standard leather-trimmed seats, with sueded microfiber inserts offered.
It's good to be the King.