2019 Corvette ZR1 Unveiled With 755 HP, 210+ MPH Top Speed

Chevrolet has unveiled the highly-anticipated 2019 Corvette ZR1.

Billed as the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever created, the ZR1 features a supercharged 6.2-liter LT5 V8 engine that produces 755 hp (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft (968 Nm) of torque. It can be paired to either a seven-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet didn’t go into specifics but confirmed the model has a top speed in excess of 210 mph (337 km/h).

In order to hit these impressive speeds, the car has been equipped with an all-new front fascia and a “downforce-enhancing front underwing.” The model also features a unique carbon-fiber “halo” hood and four new radiators.

Two different aerodynamic styling packages will be available and the standard “Low Wing” variant is designed to deliver the highest top speed. It enables the ZR1 to generate up to 70 percent more downforce than the Z06’s base aero package.

The optional ZTK Performance Package goes even further as it adds a front splitter and an adjustable “High Wing” that provides an estimated 950 pounds (430 kg) of downforce. The package also includes Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer tires, chassis modifications, and a retuned Magnetic Ride Control system that promises to deliver even greater cornering grip.

Speaking of options, Chevrolet will offer a Sebring Orange Design Package that includes a Sebring Orange exterior with orange brake calipers and orange accents. The package also includes orange seat belts, orange contrast stitching, and bronze aluminum interior trim.

The interior can also be equipped with an assortment of other options including heated and ventilated Napa leather upholstery, a carbon fiber rimmed steering wheel, a Bose premium audio system, and a Performance Data Recorder.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will go on sale next spring and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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  • LWOAP

    Couldn’t even write an article with any specifications, could we?

    Edit: Before anyone jumps on me, I’m well aware there is info in the article now. It wasn’t when it first started.

    • gor134

      Notice how it says developing? That means there isn’t information for them to write and are waiting for more

      • LWOAP

        Well, that’s strange considering how I already found some info on places like MotorTrend for example before this article went up. If you’re going to do an article, at least have the information beforehand. Only now is something being added in. Still, very unprofessional IMO but I’ve come to expect nothing less considering some articles still have spelling errors and typos.

        • Polyester Poontang

          Did someone shit in your breakfast cereal?

          • LWOAP

            No. I just think that was really sloppy of them to post an article and then go back and add the information when they should have had it to begin with or wait until they had what they needed then post the article.

          • Moveon Libtards

            Intelligent response.

        • Moveon Libtards

          Agree.

          This is a shit site most of the time. They just regurgitate the same stuff and rush to post things. Advertising clickbait. And Tesla propaganda site.

          • SteersUright

            Please name your top 5 car enthusiast websites. Then, please explain why you continue to even come to Carscoops, much less post in their comments if its such a “shit site”. They provide a pretty damn good service, update far more often than Motor Trend.com and almost all others, and charge you how much again?

    • Moveon Libtards

      Its CS, don’t expect much auto journalism.

  • gor134

    Looks aggressive. Wonder if it will be able to beat the ‘Ring record. Hopefully it’ll be able to put all that power down, unlike the Z06

    • Moveon Libtards

      Poor Porsche is going to get beat again…And BMW M-series…Mercedes…and so on.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Finally..I guess. Feels like we’ve been waiting forever. Sounds appealing, though.

  • ErnieB

    Holy shatz!

  • Six_Tymes

    Who will be first to do a Full Video review I wonder. looks really good, love those wheels. this is impressive.

    • Matt

      There won’t be a ‘first person’ to do a video review. All the major publications will have access to the car at the press launch and video reviews will be posted simultaneously online once the embargo is lifted.

  • Blade t

    Sounds like a wild vette….

  • Merc1

    Holy shite!!! I’ll take one please.

    M

  • DR.FUNK

    I like it.

  • Rick Alexander

    So the NEW ZR1 is finally here! I’m sure it’s gonna be an amazing drive. However, considering this car is gonna be north of 100,000, why doesn’t GM/Chevrolet do more to differentiate the top-of-the-line Vette, from lesser models? Other than different wheels, a slightly revised front end, and different color options, it doesn’t look that different from a Z06. Why couldn’t they give it a more aggressive rear diffuser? How about different tailpipes? Different taillights would’ve been cool too! If you just gotta have a ZR1, I’m not mad at ya. BUT, for what it is, it just doesn’t look special enough to me. It’ll tick the right boxes from a performance perspective. But I’d like to feel more special, when I sit in a ZR1, in comparison to lesser Vettes. Nice, but not NICE enough.

  • Dennis James

    I think there was room at the back for an extra pipe or two…:)

    • Moveon Libtards

      Aftermarket…

      This is one sick machine. And to think the mid-engine Corvetter supercar is up next and soon!

  • Bo Hanan

    Burnt orange metallic is the new red and all the better for it.
    This is an excellent way to send off the front engine era. Now bring on the mid-engine C8.
    Note: IT DOES’NT SAY CORVETTE ON THE CAR. Will Corvette be its own brand, finally?

    • KareKakk

      They planned to make Corvette an own brand years ago, especially in Europe, or maybe just there, can quite remember now. GM change plans more often than most of us have the time to be updated on.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Yup on brand. Been known for a while.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Can’t wait to see the lap times of this beast.

    • eb110americana

      GM says it’s 2.5 seconds/lap faster than the Z06 around Virginia International Raceway. As far as I know, the Z06 did it in 2:44:6, so around 2:42.1 for the ZR1. I’m sure you were hoping for Nurburgring numbers though…

      • Honda NSX-R

        Yeah I’m really curious to see how fast this is at the Nurburgring. I’m guessing sub 7.

        • eb110americana

          The Z06 did 7:14 there. Given the same % improvement as at VIR, that would put the ZR1 about 6.6 seconds faster or roughly 7:07. Granted, the Nurburgring is a much faster track though, so the extra power and downforce should pay higher dividends there.

  • ErnieB

    Must be crazy to see that front end staring at you in the rear view mirror..

  • Matt

    I’m liking the dated Malibu-style auto gear lever in my $100k+ supercar.

  • THE CORVETTE ALWAYS HAD A CLEAN FRONT END UNMOLESTED BY SILLY AIR INTAKES AND OTHER AFFECTATIONS UNTIL NOW. HAVE TO WONDER HOW MUCH IS FUNCTIONAL.

    • john1168

      Believe it or not, all of it is functional.

      • I BELIEVE IT BUT IT’S STILL UNATTRACTIVE.

  • Karl

    Well done Chevy but how about replacing that ugly steering wheel and updating the interior a bit?

  • MarketAndChurch

    This is like a poor man’s f12 tdf. I love it!

  • john1168

    This thing is AWESOME!!! I’m still pissed that it won’t have the 10 speed but rumor has it the 10 speed doesn’t fit in the Vette.

  • Bash

    Cute!, I’ll keep my demon.

    • Six Thousand Times

      You can, this is a real car with multiple talents. However, if you just want to go fast in a straight line and be the envy of every redneck, you’ve done the right thing.

      • Bash

        I know i did. lol

    • Bob White

      You must mean Dodge Dart? Lol

      • Bash

        No, I didn’t and you know it.

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    love this site!! 1st thing i see when i open my computer in the morning

    • john1168

      Me too! 🙂

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  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    This can scare GT2 RS

  • Vassilis

    Not as pretty as the Z06 but fucking hell that’s a lot of power!

  • SteersUright

    Pretty awesome, but the 8-speed auto seems like a rush to production rather than a well integrated performance piece. If Porsche can now do PDK on all its cars of all power ratings, Team Corvette should have a proper DCT on their top dog by now.

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