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CHEVROLET UNVEILS THE 755-HORSEPOWER 2019 CORVETTE ZR1 LOS ANGELES

- By Lee Bailie

When Dodge unveiled the 800-plus horsepower 2018 Challenger SRT Demon at the New York Auto Show back in April, one of my first thoughts was – after I picked my jaw up off the Javits Center floor, of course – who's next and how long are we going to have to wait to see it? We can now answer those questions thusly: Chevrolet and about seven months. On the eve of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Chevrolet took the wraps off its own low-volume, megahorsep­ower machine with the reveal of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 coupe and convertibl­e (okay, technicall­y the coupe was revealed at the Dubai Motor Show in mid-november, but the Stateside reveal is the one that really matters). As the photos show, the ZR1 has the look of a serious performanc­e machine although its distinguis­hing features only become apparent upon closer inspection, which I will get to shortly.

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