Auto: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Few cars have a name that is as cool as the Corvette’s. Now, few cars will be able to match its performance. Chevrolet has just announced the new ZR1, and it is bristling with muscle. In fact, Chevrolet says this is the most powerful and fastest production Corvette ever.
Power comes from Chevrolet’s latest power plant called the LT5. It is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that puts out an astronomical 755hp and 970nm of torque. That’s all very exciting, but what will get purist even more excited is the news that the ZR1 will be offered with the choice of a seven-speed manual with rev-match. If three pedals are too much for you to handle, you could opt for an eight-speed auto.
To control all that horsepower and fury, the ZR1 is available with two different aero packages to keep the car glued to the tarmac. The more aggressive ZTK Performance package comes with a front splitter, underbody spoiler, and a large fixed rear wing that help develop up to 430kg of downforce, which is like driving around with a large bear strapped on top.
Chevrolet is coy on the ZR1’s performance for now, and will only say that it has a top speed in excess of 338km/h. Nevertheless, expect the ZR1 to be competitive against the very best that Europe has to offer.