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Is Chevy making a new Corvette ZR1?

By Product Expert | Posted in Chevy Corvette, Performance on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 4:36 pm
2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 Gray front view on the road

Performance specs for the 2019 Corvette ZR1

Do you want to learn all about the new Corvette ZR1? It’s coming in 2019, and all the details are starting to trickle out. We can satiate your hunger for information with some performance specs for the 2019 Corvette ZR1, including horsepower, torque, suspected top-speed, and more!

2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 black front side view
2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 black back side view

2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 interior overviewWill the 2019 Corvette ZR1 be supercharged?

The ZR1 has a legacy of being supercharged. From the sixth-generation ZR1 in 2009 to the Z06 successor in 2015, a supercharger is very much a part of the modern top Corvette.

The new LT5 engine supercharger delivers 52% more displacement than the previous supercharger, making the new ZR1 one wild ride, even when compared to the already wild Corvettes of the past.

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Horsepower and performance of the Corvette ZR1

That supercharger is strapped to a 6.2-liter V8 engine that is capable pumping out 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. These are ridiculous numbers. To put it in perspective, the current lap-time record holder for a production car at the Nurburgring—held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS—only has 690 horsepower. The new ZR1 hasn’t had a chance to put down a lap time on this iconic circuit yet.

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When it comes to speed, Chevy is still keeping a tight lid on the figures. Currently, all Chevy is willing to say is that the 2019 ZR1 will be the fastest production Corvette to date and that it is capable of achieving speeds over 210 mph. Zero-to-sixty times and other fun numbers have yet to be revealed.

Available 2019 Corvette ZR1 transmissions

The Corvette ZR1 will come with a super-fast eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission for 2019. If you are a purist, don’t fret, because this Corvette has you covered. In addition to the paddle-shift automatic, a seven-speed manual transmission will also be available.

2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 gray side viewThe 2019 Corvette ZR1’s big wing

You may have noticed the gigantic wing on the back of this performance Corvette. This is the available High Wing, and when combined with the ZR1’s wind tunnel-tuned aerodynamics, it can generate 950 pounds of downforce. This High Wing is even adjustable, making it perfect for any track day.

If you don’t like the big wing, then you can opt for the standard Low Wing. Though the Low Wing offers less downforce, making the car a little less trackable, it does deliver the highest top speed for the car. No matter which wing you choose, it will come directly tied into the chassis like a real racecar. That’s because the Corvette ZR1 is a real racecar for the street.

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