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2019 Corvette ZR1 Will Melt Your Face Off At 210 MPH

General Motors unveiled its newest iteration of the Corvette ZR1, calling it the fastest and most powerful car they’ve ever produced. Since 1970, only four iterations of the Corvette have been given the top of the line “ZR1” designation – offering a better engine, suspension, transmission and brakes than the standard ‘vette.

It’s massive 6.2 liter supercharged V8 generates 755 horsepower / 715 lb-ft of toruqe. That’s 300 hp and 255 lb-ft more than the base model Stingray, propelling the top-of-the-line ‘vette to a top speed of over 210 MPH. The eaton supercharger displaces 52% more air than its predecessor, which is tucked neatly under a carbon-fiber “halo” hood insert.

“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said GM product chief Mark Reuss, adding “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”

The exterior of the ZR1 is adorned in Carbon Fiber, and will be offered with a 7-speed manual or an optional 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Performance specs aren’t out yet aside from the top speed, however it looks like the new beast may be in league with the $450,000 2016 Ford GT.

Helping to help keep the ZR1 on the ground is a giant optional aerodynamic package, which includes a giant adjustable rear wing and other attachments to generate downforce – planting the car on its 14-inch wide rear tires with up to 950 lbs of pressure. This is made possible by mounting the wing to the chassis instead of the hatchback – which means you’ll have to hike groceries over the massive spoiler to get them in the trunk.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, though eager buyers expect it to top the $112K price tag of the previous ZR1.

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10 comments

  1. The Maven

    I have a 2017 Grand Sport which I bought because the Z06 with 650hp was insane for the street. A test drive of both confirmed my suspicions. Mine, with “only” 460hp is IMO the perfect Vette. And now this, lol. And in 2018 we get the mid-engined beast that will most likely use this ZR1 engine. (MSRP ~140k). In other words, GM is a great stock to own.

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  2. sarcrilege

    What a pig. Who would want that?
    For $20K you can build 1G 900+hp AWD 1g DSM Talon, 2.0L, DOHC 4g63. BTW, I built 2 of these on weekends. Just under 400hp, total cost $11K each. My sons drive both of them.

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  3. sarcrilege

    for example: https://youtu.be/uF8ggwuXLO0

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  4. zeropointnow

    900hp out of a 2L motor is insane. Even 400 is crazy. Is that full time or N20 spray? Would think the AWD CV joints would snap like twigs.

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  5. sarcrilege

    jet fuel, no nitro, street tuned.

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  6. sarcrilege

    Anything under 400hp can be built w/ bolt on parts from local autoshop under $6K. It can run on 93 octane as a daily driver ~ 350hp.
    Street 92 Eagle Talon TSi AWD 30psi 470 awhp, E85 Fuel:
    https://youtu.be/CwaZhml2XgE

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  7. MaoJunior

    Long time Pcar fan and driver (mostly old air-cooled)…im itching to get into a vette…prefer mid-engine cars..all mine are. Nothing beats it.

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  8. The Maven

    Not one of those kit cars Sarc is talking about could touch my Corvette on a racetrack. If they could, you would see a lot more of them racing. You don’t, there is a reason.

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  9. sarcrilege

    @maven, street tuned, 4g63 talon, rips a second ass to your corvette any time. And that’s just with $450 TD05H 20G 25psi turbo. Your corvette is spec’d to run standing ¼-mile: 12.2 sec @ 117 mph. Talon runs 1/4 mile under 10s while picking his nose. This 2017 corvette, as any corvette would, got its ass handed:
    https://youtu.be/0FWinjPvqa8

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  10. matt_bear

    I have a C6 base with the factory upgrade F55 magnetic suspension. 436 horsepower, plenty of fun. I agree with Maven, the z06 and zr1 are just stupid power levels.

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