There will be no mistaking a ZR1 from the other high performance Corvette variant. GM says the new ZR1 has four new radiators and 13 heat exchangers in total. There's also a new carbon fiber "halo" hood that was developed specifically for the cooling of the new engine version sporting the highest output ever for a street-legal Chevrolet production vehicle. Even the standard wing is said to create 70 percent more downforce than the Z06's aero kit. That exceeds the prior-gen ZR1 by at least 5 miles per hour. These are fitted to 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels.
With the low wing and the V8 working in tandem the ZR1 is capable of reaching a top speed of 338km/h.
The high wing comes with the "ZTK Performance Package", which includes a front splitter, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and re tuned magnetic ride control. The driver-focused, well-appointed cockpit includes standard leather-trimmed seats, with sueded microfiber inserts offered. There's also a Bose premium sound system available, along with a carbon fibre-rimmed steering wheel, competition sport seats and a Performance Data Recorder for more sportive types.More news: DeShone Kizer called the ill-fated QB sneak on his own
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According to the SAE-certified testing, the Corvette ZR1 packs 755 horsepower, or 563 kW.
Under the bonnet, the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine, codenamed LT5, has a supercharger that's 52% larger than that in the Corvette ZO6 and is more efficient.
Automatic transmission will be available as an option on the vehicle for the first time. The manual is a few ticks slower.
The ZR1's "LT5" engine comes in the form of a 6.2-liter supercharged one that makes 755 horsepower, 715 pounds of torque. The brakes are equally serious carbon ceramic units with six-piston calipers at the front. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments. In line with Cars.com's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers.