Chevy has unveiled the most powerful production Corvette with the debut of the 2019 Corvette ZR1. With a supercharged LT5 6.2L V8 the Corvette ZR1 has an insane 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft. of torque.
The LT5 engine generates the highest output ever for a Chevy production vehicle thanks to an efficient intercooled supercharger system and dual-fuel-injection system, which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection. The 6.2L V8 can be mated to either a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to the 755 horsepower engine, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 gets some exterior upgrades to generate more downforce. The Corvette ZR1 will feature two aero packages: a standard rear low wing, which delivers the highest top speed and helps generate up to 70 percent more downforce than the Z06’s base aero package, and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing that offers maximum downforce on the track for the quickest lap times — about 60 percent more downforce than the Z06 with the available Z07 Performance Package.
Both aero packages also include a front underwing. If you opt for the ZTK Performance Package, you also get a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip.
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.
“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”
Chevy hasn’t announced the pricing for the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1, but it will go on sale next spring.