GM reveals its 'fastest, most powerful' vehicle in 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1's LT5 V-8 engine leaked

But there's more to this supercar killer than just a bucketload of power.

At 755 hp and with a top speed of 755, the 2019 ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful Corvette ever. And so it has.

Chevrolet unveiled the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Dubai yesterday, a 755-horsepower race-ready machine that's now the fastest, most powerful production auto the company has ever built. Perhaps the best approach to study the new engine in the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 is to consider what came before it.

"I've never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there's never been one like this before", GM product chief Mark Reuss said in a statement. The model presented in Dubai. The LT5 supercharged engine will be hand-built.

Along with baseball, hot dogs, and the Fourth of July, the Chevrolet Corvette is about as American is it gets. But Chevrolet has nothing to apologize for when it comes to what chief designer Tom Peters is calling "a lovely beast".

The ZR1, which goes on sale spring 2019, will be offered with a choice of two aero packages: "Low Wing" and "High Wing". What's even cooler is that the whole thing is connected to a patent-pending active exhaust, which should give you a wider range of nasty noises, promising Motörhead-levels of decibels in race mode. Not quite Dodge Demon numbers, but this beast isn't designed primarily for the drag strip.


This is it. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, debuting GM's awesome new LT5 V8 engine. These days, you can't think about acceleration without worrying about fuel economy and emissions. An optional two-way adjustable high wing is estimated to add 431 kg of downforce for increased high-speed stability and faster track lap times. The new ZR1 has four additional radiators to keep it from getting hot under the collar, giving it a total of 13.

The V8 is paired to either a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic and sends power to the rear wheels. It generates a maximum 950 pounds of downforce. With or without the ZTK there's a first-ever front underwing, as well. The carbon weave is perfectly aligned with the body panel, but the intercooler cover will move around when the engine is running, since it's part of the drivetrain.

The vehicle comes with a bevy of other performance options. It comes with the Sport Cup 2 version of Michelin's sticky Pilot Sports Cup tires.

755 horsepower is plenty to get a 3,524 pound coupe going very, very quickly in a straight line, and the 2019 Corvette ZR1 doesn't disappoint.

A strong engine to be sure, but in comparison to the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 it simply can not compete. For the track, there's a Performance Data Recorder. Naturally, the package outlines a number of items in orange, including the brake calipers, rockers, and seat belts, among others.

Chevrolet wants the Corvette to become a global flagship for the brand, in the same way the Ford Mustang expanded beyond North America with its most recent model.

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