Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

All the Details We Know About the New 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Introducing GM’s most powerful street car ever, the 2019 Corvette ZR1, with a 755 horsepower supercharged V8, super wide tires and the rear wing of your choosing. It will also do more than 210 miles per hour, just in case you’re in a rush.

The C7 Stingray wasn’t designed with the ZR1 in mind, but according to Chevrolet, the platform can take the power without any problem.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

And power, there’s plenty of: 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

The active exhaust is a patent-pending new design, with a wider range and more noise at the top.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

This is what they call the high wing.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

At 3560 lbs., the ZR1 is heavier than a Z06. Mostly due to its four extra radiators.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

The ‘halo’ hood actually lets the engine’s carbon-fiber intercooler cover poke out into the air.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

The new supercharger has 52 percent more volume than the blower on the Z06, which means it was simply too tall for the C7’s engine bay.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

So, they cut a giant hole, decorated with exposed carbon fiber.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

Under all the fancy composites, it’s still a pushrod, overhead-valve engine, although with GM’s first dual-injection head, complete with their largest ever throttle bodies at 95mm, plus a dry-sump bottom.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

This is what an estimated 950 lbs. of downforce looks like.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

It’s a complex wing bolted straight to the chassis via aluminum beams.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

1.5-inch wider front tires and equally monstrous two-piece carbon ceramic rotors, with fixed six-piston aluminum calipers.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

Even the steering wheel is made of carbon.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Birchwood Chevrolet Winnipeg

Stay tuned for more on the Corvette ZR1!

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