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Corvette ZR1: 5 fast facts about Chevy's new supercar

Corvette ZR1: 5 fast facts about Chevy's new supercar

Chevrolet's 2019 Corvette ZR1, which was to debut Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Dubai International Motor Show, features an exclusive 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 engine capable of 755 hp and 715 pound-feet of torque and a top speed of more than 210 miles per hour - making it the fastest production Corvette ever.

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been revealed in Dubai.

This is it. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, debuting GM's awesome new LT5 V8 engine.

Automatic transmission will be available as an option on the vehicle for the first time. The standard 2019 ZR1 will come with a seven-speed manual, keeping the purists happy in the process.

"Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back".

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That's if you order it with the Low Wing aerodynamic package, which was designed to create tremendous downforce with little drag.

Said "High Wing" is available via the ZR1's "Performance Package", along with an angrier front splitter, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, plus specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control damper fettling "for greater cornering grip". Both wings are tied to the ZR1 chassis, much like the C7.R race auto, to ensure maximum stability. The numbers are 755 horsepower and 710 lb. -ft. of torque; Chevrolet engineers achieved those numbers fitting the ZR1's LT5 6.2L V8 engine with a supercharger that's 52 per cent larger than the one fitted to the current Z06. The ZR1 also comes equipped with Chevy's first dusl fuel direct injection system with supplemental port injection.

The ZR1 has also undergone a thorough redesign, with designers opening up the front fascia to allow for improved cooling, while the massive power bulge bonnet is required to fit the larger supercharger sitting atop the engine.

If track times are more important you can option the ZTK Performance Package that brings a range of more high performance extras. Pricing was not announced.

GM says that, on the racetrack, the new ZR1 is the highest-performing Vette in the nameplate's production history.

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Among the available exterior colours, Orange Sebring is the new choice.

Speaking of the interior, the ZR1 comes as standard with leather-trimmed seats, and can be specified with sueded microfibre inserts or even Napa leather upholstery together with heating with ventilation.

Two rear wing designs are available for the 2019 Corvette ZR1, each tied directly to the chassis just like with the Corvette C7.R racing auto.

Despite its extreme performance abilities, the ZR1 will be available with some luxury features such as a premium audio system and heated-and-cooled leather seats.

"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", Chevy said.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in attend a joint press conference in Bogor, Indonesia on November 9, 2017.


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