Chevrolet’s ZR1 supercar is the most powerful corvette in production history


chevrolet presents the ‘ZR1’, a supercar that pushes the ‘corvette’s’ performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history. the supercar’s aggressive appearance is driven by function, contributing to its distinction as the fastest production ‘corvette’ to date.

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the chevrolet ‘corvette ZR1’s’ front fascia is designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to thirteen. a carbon-fiber ‘halo’ hood is open in the middle to clear the ‘LT5’ engine’s supercharger / intercooler assembly, while owner’s can choose between a seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. additional features, including aero packages with stanchion-mounted wings, help push the ‘ZR1’ harder onto the track for more confident handling and faster lap times —  top speed of the ‘ZR1’ is over 210 mph (340 km/h).

the ‘ZR1’ will offer two aero packages — a standard rear low wing, which delivers top speed and helps generate up to 70 percent more downforce, and an available two-way-adjustable high wing that offers maximum downforce on the track for the quickest lap times. all models also feature the american-automaker’s first, downforce-enhancing front underwing. the adjustable high wing is part of a ‘ZTK’ performance package, which includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, michelin ‘pilot sport cup’ two summer-only tires, and specific chassis and magnetic ride control tuning for greater cornering grip.

the corvette ‘ZR1’ also debuts a dynamic, ‘sebring orange’ design package — centered on its tintcoat exterior color, orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and a bronze aluminum interior trim.

the custom package complements the ‘zr1’s’ tradition of offering performance with refinement and design distinction. the driver-focused cockpit includes standard leather-trimmed seats, with sueded microfiber inserts. heated and vented napa leather-trimmed seating is also available, as well as a carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, bose premium audio system, performance data recorder, and competition sport seats.