2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: A Closer Look

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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 The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever – the 755-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

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Sources: Chevrolet Press Room

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The Return of the Corvette Grand Sport

We first heard about the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport in 1963. Built to dominate the racetrack, the Grand Sport was created from lightweight materials and packed a heavy punch with it’s 6.2L V8 engine.

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Inspired by a legend, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport roars onto the racetrack with the same spirit as the original model from fifty years ago. Providing incredible grip and handling on the track, the 2017 model features a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine capable of 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque! In order to deliver a high level of performance, no matter the conditions, the Grand Sport features a dry-sump oil system that consistently delivers oil flow.

The Choice is Yours

When you find the perfect Grand Sport, the choice is yours. Choose between a standard 7-speed manual or an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. By simulating heel-toe shifting, the 7-speed will enhance your driving experience. The 8-speed paddle-shift offers you the smooth control of quick precision on the road.

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Purpose

Every part of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport serves a purpose. Those wide fenders? They accommodate the wider tires which give the Grand Sport incredible grip, aerodynamics, airflow, and performance. With various color options and unique marks, you can really make the 2017 Grand Sport yours.

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Under Pressure 

Unique to the 2017 Grand Sport, the mesh grille features brake-cooling intakes and a massive hood vent that maintains the performance of the engine during extreme driving. Keep yourself looking and feeling cool by taking advantage of the fully electronic convertible top – even while you’re driving!

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Stay on track with the latest 2017 Grand Sport updates and vehicle specs.

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Sources: Chevrolet | Car and Driver | JBA Chevrolet