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    GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

    2019 Corvette ZR1: Return of the King
    The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever retakes its supercar crown
    General Motors

    November 12, 2017


    DUBAI — The King is returning, stronger than ever.

    Chevrolet today introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that pushes Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history.

    “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.”

    The Corvette ZR1’s exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance. Further, the ZR1 elevates Corvette’s track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.

    Most powerful ever

    The ZR1’s LT5 6.2L V-8 engine advances Corvette’s supercharging legacy, which began with the 2009 sixth-generation ZR1 and continued with the 2015 seventh-generation Z06. The LT5 delivers the highest output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle, thanks in part to a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system that offers 52 percent more displacement than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger. GM’s first dual-fuel-injection system, which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection, helps the LT5 achieve its record output.

    Seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions are available with the LT5. It’s the first time an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.

    Fastest ever

    The 2019 Corvette ZR1’s aggressive appearance is driven by function, contributing to its distinction as the fastest production Corvette to date.

    An all-new front fascia is designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to 13. A special carbon-fiber “halo” hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5 engine’s supercharger/intercooler assembly. Additional features, including aero packages with stanchion-mounted wings, help push the ZR1 harder onto the track for more confident handling and faster lap times. Top speed of the ZR1 is over 210 mph.

    “As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1’s design supports its capability in every way,” said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager. “The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed.”

    The ZR1 will offer two aero packages: a standard rear Low Wing, which delivers the highest top speed and helps generate up to 70 percent more downforce than the Z06’s base aero package, and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing that offers maximum downforce on the track for the quickest lap times — about 60 percent more downforce than the Z06 with the available Z07 Performance Package. All models also feature a Chevrolet-first, downforce-enhancing front underwing.

    The adjustable High Wing is part of the new ZTK Performance Package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip.

    Both of the ZR1’s wings are tied into the chassis, like the Corvette Racing C7.R racecar, for strength and stability.

    Sebring Orange Design Package

    The Corvette ZR1 introduced today also debuted a dynamic, available Sebring Orange Design Package. Centered on its Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, the package also includes orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and unique, bronze aluminum interior trim.

    The new design package complements the Corvette ZR1’s tradition of offering maximum performance with refinement and design distinction. The driver-focused, well-appointed cockpit includes standard leather-trimmed seats, with sueded microfiber inserts offered. Heated and vented Napa leather-trimmed seating is also available, as well as a carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, competition sport seats, Performance Data Recorder, Bose premium audio system and more.

    The 2019 Corvette ZR1 goes on sale next spring, poised to take on the world’s best.

    It’s good to be the King.

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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    Does anybody need any used internal organs? That's going to be one pricey piece of met...I mean composites.
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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    Absolute Menace To Society without a doubt!!

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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    The color is fantastic

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    Yum Yum, Performance car Heaven.

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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

    Return of the King. Nuff said.
    "More powerful, quicker and outright faster than a comparable BMW, Cadillac’s newest model is the best reason to skip the letter M and head all the way down the alphabet to V."
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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

    Since there's no mention of active aero, then they must be saving it for Zora.

    Ridiculous to use the LT5 name for a pushrod motor; they should have used something, anything else.

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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

    The Dubai relEase photos look 100 times better than the car and driver photos..

    I love it...

    Not a fan of the rear wings for street use but I'm sure I'm in the minority and I understand the track duty the zr1 is designed to master...

    Looks great

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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

    Enough to make 14 year old girls weak in the knees.

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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

    Quote Originally Posted by HumilityWalker View Post
    Enough to make 14 year old girls weak in the knees.
    Roy Moore already put his deposit down I heard















    Too soon?
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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

    Yeah, rumors and accusations......so easy to begin......so impossible to disprove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbide View Post
    Since there's no mention of active aero, then they must be saving it for Zora.

    Ridiculous to use the LT5 name for a pushrod motor; they should have used something, anything else.
    Iron Duke?

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    Re: GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

    Quote Originally Posted by HumilityWalker View Post
    Enough to make 14 year old girls weak in the knees.
    I would have thought it would be the boys. Girls want that feminine flowery such and such.
    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Roy Moore already put his deposit down I heard















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