Late last year, Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Dubai to an excited audience. Said to be the ultimate supercar that pushes the performance legacy of Corvette with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology, the 2019 model is proof that The King is returning – stronger than ever.
“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before . . .” – Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain
The LT5 supercharged engine of the ZR1, rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, is exclusive to Chevrolet and establishes a new level of performance for the Corvette. An added bonus – this is the first time that an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.
Lovers of Corvette design can look forward to an all-new front fascia, a special opened carbon-fiber hood to assist in clearing the LT5 engine’s supercharger/intercooler assembly. The ZR1 comes with two aero packages; a standard Low Wing to help deliver top-speed and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing that offers optimal track times.
” . . .The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed . . . ” – Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager
Chevrolet revealed the Sebring Orange of the ZR1 model. Buyers of this color package can look forward to orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and bronze aluminum interior trim. Other luxurious features include leather-trimmed seats, available heated and vented Napa-leather trimmed seating, carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, competition sport seats, Performance Data Recorder, Bose premium audio system and MORE.
“It’s good to be the King” – Chevrolet Press Website
Sources: Chevrolet Press Room