The Corvette ZR1 has lastly been revealed, and as anticipated it’s a numbers machine. We don’t know every part concerning the ZR1 but, however listed below are an important figures launched to date.
755/715 – Chevy estimates the output of the ZR1 to be 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. That’s 101 hp and 65 lb-ft greater than the Corvette Z06 and 300 hp and 255 lb-ft greater than a base naturally aspirated Corvette Stingray.
16 – That’s the variety of valves the ZR1’s 6.2-liter V-Eight has. Regardless of intel that urged the LT5 can be a dual-overhead-cam V-Eight with 4 valves per cylinder, the LT5 within the ZR1 makes use of the identical tried-and-true pushrod overhead valve setup that Chevy small blocks have used for many years. We nonetheless suppose a Chevy DOHC V-Eight is coming, however this isn’t it.
52 – In line with Chevy, the ZR1’s Eaton supercharger displaces 52 % extra air than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger. That explains why the unit is 2.9 inches taller and requires a big energy bulge within the hood. The central carbon-fiber “halo” hood piece additionally accommodates the supercharger’s intercooler.
950 – The ZR1’s non-compulsory fastened rear wing generates 950 kilos of downforce on the monitor, in line with Chevy. It may be adjusted by about 5 levels. Even the usual wing is claimed to create 70 % extra downforce than the Z06’s aero equipment.
100,000+ – Pricing for the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has not but been introduced, nevertheless it’s a secure wager its beginning value will exceed $100,000. The 2018 Corvette Z06 begins at $81,585 and the earlier 2009 ZR1 began at $105,000. Nevertheless, Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter guarantees the ZR1’s value received’t be double that of a Stingray, which begins at $56,590.
four – Since 1970, solely 4 Corvettes have been given the ZR1 designation. The primary was the third-generation C3 Corvette, which supplied a ZR1 package deal that included a warmer engine, a efficiency suspension, revised transmission, and upgraded brakes. The opposite three embody the 1990 Corvette ZR-1, the 2009 Corvette ZR1, and this upcoming 2019 mannequin.
210 – The Corvette ZR1 has a high velocity of 210 mph, making it the quickest manufacturing Corvette ever, in line with Chevy.
13 – Cooling has been a problem for the Z06, so Chevy added 4 new radiators to the ZR1 for a complete of 13 warmth exchangers. The entrance finish was redesigned with new consumption openings to feed air to those new cooling parts.
three,560 – The ZR1 makes use of essentially the most carbon fiber of any Chevy up to now, which contributes to a curb weight of three,560 kilos—about the identical as a Z06.