The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever - the 755-horsepower 2019 ZR1. Perhaps the best approach to study the new engine in the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 is to consider what came before it. The engine also features GM's first application of the "dual-fuel-injection system", which employs direct injection (primary) and port injection (secondary).
ZR1 owners will be able to choose between two gearbox options, with either a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels.
In the meantime, the new ZR1 is unlikely to be converted to right-hand drive and offered in Australia.
As an added bonus, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 can be specified with the optional Sebring Orange Design Package. As you'd expect, the system generates massive amounts of heat, so there are four separate radiators and 13 total heat-exchange units.
The carbon-fiber hood has a raised center with openings to clear enough room for the engine. That not only makes this the fastest Corvette ever built, but also the most powerful General Motors auto ever made (which is quite the distinction, considering the company has been around since 1908). The standard rear wing generates a purported 70 percent more downforce than the Z06's standard aerodynamics package; equipped as such, the ZR1 can exceed 210 miles per hour, GM says. Make that "wings." There's a fair bit of customization a buyer can opt for, and in standard configuration the King Kong Corvette comes with a fixed low wing that increases downforce about 70% over the Z06 wing.
The latter of the two trims comes fitted with a full aerodynamic body kit, ranging from a revised front fascia with a more pronounce grille and new splitters, to sharp side skirts, and even a downforce-enhancing underwing.
The "high wing" package adds a corresponding GT3-style rear wing, as well as Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, a re-calibrated suspension tuning and magnetic ride control dampers.More news: Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's 'dramatically undervalued' takeover
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Both of the rear wings are tied directly into the car's chassis, as on the C7.R race vehicle, for the best possible strength and stability.
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 in the photos is decorated with the Sebring Orange Design Package.
"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.
The new design package complements the Corvette ZR1's tradition of offering maximum performance with refinement and design distinction.
The ZR1's leather seats have available microfiber inserts.
While no pricing information is available, Chevrolet says the ZR1 supercar will go on sale in the spring of 2018.