“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”
Lurking under the hood is an LT5 supercharged V8 with 755 horsepower and 715 foot-pounds of torque. This power plant is mated to either a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Incidentally, this is the first time an automatic has ever been offered with a ZR1. Top speed of the 2019 ZR1 is over 210 miles per hour.
A ZTK Performance Package will be available that includes an adjustable high wing, front splitter, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and magnetic ride control. A Sebring Orange Design Package is also available which includes Sebring Orange paint, orange brake calipers, and orange rocker and splitter accent stripes. Inside the package consists of orange seat belts, orange interior stitching, and bronze aluminum trim.
Look for the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to go on sale next spring.
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