Chevrolet Unveils Their Fastest Corvette Ever

Posted November 14, 2017

That not only makes this the fastest Corvette ever built, but also the most powerful General Motors auto ever made (which is quite the distinction, considering the company has been around since 1908). How does 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque strike you? It's also available with a seven-speed manual, or if you want to be less cool, an eight-speed automatic. The hallowed three-letter moniker returns packing more aero, greater performance and, of course, heaps of extra power to go around. With a top speed quoted at "over 210 mph", they're not wrong. Because of the American supercar's ability to hit such an insane speed, Chevrolet engineers have created two new aero packages to help with downforce.

A low stanchion-mounted rear wing is standard equipment, paired with a new front underwing to supply a 70-percent increase in downforce compared to a base Z06.

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Sales will commence in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2018, sold as the model year 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is about to be the most powerful and fastest Corvette model. It will hold 755 horsepower under its hood, having a top speed of more than 210mph.

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It's quite simply the fastest, and most powerful road vehicle Chevrolet has ever built. One thing to note about the rear wing is that, while it offers a pretty sleek touch, and added performance benefits, it prevents drivers from being able to easily access the trunk. The new ZR1 has four additional radiators to keep it from getting hot under the collar, giving it a total of 13. The kit also brings bespoke tuning of the chassis and Magnetic Ride Control, along with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer tyres.

A new Sebring Orange Design package is also available that features a Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and unique, bronze aluminum interior trim. Tough luck. Pricing will be announced closer to the ZR1 going on sale next spring. Other options include heated and ventilated Nappa leather, carbon-fiber portions of the steering-wheel rim, high-performance seats, Bose premium audio and GM's Performance Data Recorder.

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Both of the ZR1's wings are tied into the chassis, like the Corvette Racing C7.R racecar, for strength and stability.