Chevy Is Aiming for a Sub-Seven Minute Corvette ZR1 Nürburgring Lap

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The Corvette ZR1 makes use of Chevy's first dual-fuel injection system that works towards the engine's massive output with primary direct injection and supplemental port injection.

The Corvette is generally thought of as an accessible sports auto, but GM refers to the ZR1 as a "Supercar". Previous models have all been seven-speed manual transmission only. For the first generation Corvette "terrible" version of the ZR1 got an automatic transmission.

Chevrolet's engineers claim the ZR1 is 2.5 seconds quicker than the Corvette Z06 around a race track (the 5.2km-long Virginia International Raceway to be specific), and pricing for the United States at least should start from around AED440,000.

The back of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 the ultimate expression of Chevrolet’s iconic car

An all-new front fascia is created to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to 13.

Helping keep everything in check are a few special aerodynamic packages. The top speed of the vehicle is claimed to be over 338 km/h. "The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed". Two aero packages are offered with the auto - a low wing that is claimed to generate 70% more downforce than the Z06 and an adjustable high wing that Chevrolet claims to generate over 431 kg of downforce at the rear. All models also feature a Chevrolet-first, downforce-enhancing front underwing.

The new version has more power, a much smarter aero package, and crucially, Michelin's Pilot Sport Cup 2 "summer-only" tires, which will push the cornering speeds way higher than what was possible to achieve six years ago. By the way, both rear wings are attached to the elements of the chassis, not the body parts, thereby increasing the overall strength of the structure.


When the Corvette Stingray debuted in 2014, it took the world by storm.

An optional Sebring colour is offered along with matching brake calipers, contrast orange interior stitching, orange highlights on the outside, orange seat belts and a bronze aluminium interior trim.

The new design package complements the Corvette ZR1's tradition of offering maximum performance with refinement and design distinction.


The auto is scheduled to go on sale around the spring of 2018.

It's good to be the King.


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