Rumors abound of a secret project at Chevrolet’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant. That is because the 2019 Corvette ZR1 has extracted all that can be had from the 7th generation of the Plastic Fantastic. This 212 mph supercar is the fastest & most powerful machine General Motors has ever offered. It arrives with 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, so Jay Leno decided to give it a spin at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds.
In a recent post on GM Authority, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter said a return of the ZR1 wasn’t planned until the new Corvette arrives. But the engineers kept pushing the limits of their 6.2 liter V8 thanks to improvements in supercharger technology. There is also the underlying issue of a Demon putting Dodge back on top of the horsepower wars. But another clue that something radical is coming is that GM moved the Performance Engine Build Center from Wixom, Michigan to a newly renovated section of the Corvette plant. But certain days of the month, the plant is blacked out and no tours are given. It takes years to build a new Corvette, so in the meantime, you should test drive the new ZR1 for yourself. Tell us which generation of the ZR1 is your favorite in the comments below and stay with us for the latest uploads from Jay Leno’s Garage