Powering the car is the LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, but it now features a new intercooled supercharger system (52 percent more displacement than the Z06) and GM’s first dual-fuel-injection system. The result is the production of 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. Mated to this engine can either be a seven-speed manual (thank you!) or an eight-speed automatic transmission.
With great power comes great speed. Chevrolet states that the top speed of the new ZR1 is an astonishing 210 mph. Because of the American supercar’s ability to hit such an insane speed, Chevrolet engineers have created two new aero packages to help with downforce. Although, the standard Low Wing package delivers the high top speed and also creates 70 percent more downforce than that of the Z06’s base aero package.
Chevrolet will start selling the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Spring 2018.