Chevy Corvette ZR1 Unveiled in Dubai With 755 HP

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This wild auto has a supercharger so tall that it sticks up through the hood in an old-school shaker-style carbon fiber scoop that we absolutely love. The first is a standard rear low wing option, which allows the ZR1 to hit its "at least 210 mph" top speed.

The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever - the 755-horsepower 2019 ZR1.

The 2019 ZR1 will be offered with a choice of a 7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match, or an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic.

The Corvette ZR1's exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance. A carbon fiber rimmed wheel is another option, along with a Bose audio system and Chevy's Performance Data Recorder.

Peak horsepower is made at 6,300 rpm, 100 rpm lower than the 650-hp Corvette Z06. Chevy says it has 70 percent more downforce than the base Z06 aero setup. The engine also features an upgraded crankshaft, dry sump lubrication, and a new 4-inch throttle body that's the largest ever for a Corvette.

If you like orange, you're in for a treat thanks to the Sebring Orange design package. It's the first time an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1. Y'know, stuff like air conditioning and power windows.

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Let's start with the core of the project, which is the LT5 V8 engine.

All in all, it's an all-American muscle vehicle that's been given a supercar upgrade. The sticker price was nearly $60,000, a fortune then.and now. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 has debuted in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Either way, you'll get short/long arm double-wishbone suspension at the front and the rear, with Magnetic Ride Control.

Aside from taking the shortest hiatus in the model's history, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 continues the car's history of maximizing performance and altering its form in order to satisfy function.

An all-new front fascia is created to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to 13. Indeed, the ZR1 has a total of 13 heat-exchangers, not to mention a special carbon-fiber "halo" hood with a gap for the supercharger and intercooler assembly. And two rear wing styles are available, each tied directly to the car's chassis as in the Corvette C7.R racing auto. In addition, a downforce-enhancing front underwing is used by Chevy for the first time on the ZR1 regardless of which aero package you choose.

The High Wing setup is part of the ZTK performance package, which adds Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer only tires (Pilot Super Sports are standard), a front splitter finished with carbon fiber end caps and its magnetic ride setup specifically tuned for the track. Either way, you get front and rear two-piece carbon ceramic matrix rotor brakes, with fixed six-piston aluminum calipers at the front, and fixed four-piston aluminum calipers at the back. Centered on its Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, the package also includes orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and unique, bronze aluminum interior trim. Further, the ZR1 elevates Corvette's track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.

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