Best 'Vette Ever: The 2019 ZR1
A few years back when Chevy introduced the supercharged C7 Z06 Corvette with its 650 horsepower supercharged V8 - the big question was "How are they gonna top this with the ZR1?". After years of rumors, speculation and spy shots...
It's time to officially say hello to the 2019 Corvette ZR1
Unveiled over the weekend in Dubai, the ZR1 could be the swan song for the front engine C7 Corvette platform—before it's replaced by an all-new mid-engined car for the next generation model.
There's nothing dramatically different about the new ZR1, but it does represent a faster and more capable machine in every possible manner. Starting under the hood, you'll find a supercharged V8 dubbed the "LT5," featuring a larger Eaton blower, and is good for 755 hp—a figure that is not far off from the Dodge Demon, a much heavier car.
In addition to having the extra power over the already crazy Z06, the ZR1 is available with a number of aerodynamics upgrades including a standard front underwing and an adjustable rear wing and front splitter that are part of a ZTK Performance Package.
With such serious aerodynamics and big power, Chevy says the C7 ZR1 will be capable of going over 210 miles per hour, making it not only the most powerful production Corvette ever, but the fastest as well.
The new ZR1 will go on sale next spring, and while pricing hasn't been announced, speculation says the MSRP should be around $120,000—continuing the Corvette tradition of incredible performance for the buck. If this is indeed the last front engine Corvette, it sure is going out with a bang.