The 755hp Corvette ZR1 is the Most Powerful Vette Chevrolet Has Ever Offered

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November 13, 2017

Folks who know their Corvette are aware that the ZR1 moniker means that this is the most powerful model in the range. The bowtie brand once again reinforces this notion as it introduces a truly potent machine in a place considered to be the playground of the rich and famous—Dubai.

Yes, Chevrolet somehow chose the rich man’s sandbox as a backdrop to unveil what it says is the most powerful and fastest Vette to date. When we say powerful, we refer to a mind-blowing 755hp and 969Nm of torque. These numbers are produced in no small part by a new dual fuel injection system, among other tweaks.

Buyers of the ZR1 can, for the first time, choose between two transmission options. Aside from the standard 7-speed manual, one can opt to go automatic via an 8-speed box. And just like the tranny, two aero packages are available to give the best aerodynamic efficiency and performance on both road and track.

The Low Wing package is for those that want to achieve the highest top speed possible. This pack allows one to easily reach 338kph as it gives as much as 70 percent added downforce over the previous generation Z06. The High Wing package, on the other hand, puts as much as 430kg of downforce on the car, which is about 60 percent more—perfect for those that wish to get the best lap times on the track.

Besides the two aero packs, Chevrolet equips the new Corvette ZR1 with goodies like a carbon fiber halo hood that is designed to optimize engine cooling, a front underwing, and options like a front carbon fiber splitter, Magnetic Ride Control, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber. Plus, one can order the car in a special Sebring Orange Tintcoat, complete with orange accents inside and out.

The new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be available in the second quarter of 2018.

 

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As News Editor, it is his job to deliver the stories about the most recent motoring events in an easy-to-digest manner.