The new iteration revealed by the General motors of Corvette ZR1 will get you up and screaming wildly. For General motors claims it to be the fastest road legal car in the history!!
The monster of a car would soon be unleashed later in 2018, as a 2019 model. However, it was shown in public for the first time at the weekend in Dubai; the 2019 Corvette ZR1.
With a top speed of more than 210 miles per hour, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 feeds 755 horsepower from its 6.2-liter, 8-cylinder supercharged, dual-injected engine. And for the first time, the ZR1 will be offered with an automatic transmission, though a seven-speed manual is still available.
Designed for impromptu and perfectly straight-line drag races between sets of traffic lights, the Corvette will be one of its kinds in the market.
The car’s 6.2-litre supercharged V8 has been independently verified as outputting 755hp to the rear wheels while torque available is a huge 969Nm. But General Motors has done more than simply strap a bigger blower to the crankshaft to force-feed the engine more and more air.
This is the first time that the engine introduced by the company uses both primary injection and supplemental port fuel injection for the biggest possible boom on every revolution.
“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” General Motors product chief Mark Reuss said in a statement. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”
By what the General Motors claims on paper, it is evident that the Corvette will outstrip an Audi R8 V10 Plus to the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the final generation Dodge Viper and the latest generation Bentley Continental Supersports. Basically any tech savvy car up till now!
The aero packages also make the car a bit unique from the previous ones. The packages include a standard low wing for the highest top speed whereas an optional, two-way adjustable high wing package, producing 432kg of downforce for maximum traction and acceleration on track days. And, since the Corvette has a complex body, both wings are mounted on brackets that extend through the body, to mount on the tubular steel chassis, as on the Corvette Racing C7.R race car, thereby providing strength and stability.
Apart from this the exterior of the car is something to talk about. The style and design are magnificent with the added benefit of a custom metallic orange paint finish. This includes orange brake calipers, orange rocker and front splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and special bronze aluminium interior trim. Completing the signature Sebring Orange design.
All in all you will get to enjoy a great, super speed with either the seven gear speed manual speed box or the automatic transmission giving you an eight gear speed to rove around the roads (the first time that an auto has been offered in a ZR1; to a top speed of more than 340km/h).
The car is going to hit the roads in the third quarter of 2018. The price is yet to be released by the company, but it wouldn’t be too high compared to your Euro cars. So stay tuned for more updates on the speed monster to come.