The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been revealed in Dubai. Your 755bhp and 715lb ft of torque make the car more powerful Corvette – and more powerful, Chevrolet – built to date.
Chevrolet claims a top speed of more than 210mph, although no other performance figures have been provided. The acceleration is likely to be around 3.0 sec, however, since the car 1598kg weight in vacuum.
The ZR1 is available with either a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox equipped with paddle shifters, marking the first time an automatic has been offered in the ZR1. It is also optional to have the high wing, which increases the aerodynamic load on an estimate of 431kg.
This high-wing is two way adjustable, although it reduces the car to the maximum speed, and is presented as part of a ZTK Package of Performance, including a front splitter and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The chassis is also specifically tuned with the pack.
A low-wing package decreases the downforce in comparison, but it is with this package that the claimed 210mph top speed that can be achieved. Both packages have a front end of the pylons for the first time in a General Motors car – which increases downforce. Both of the rear wings are fixed to the car chassis, something that Chevrolet claims will increase strength and stability.
Under the hood, the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, code-named LT5, has a supercharger that 52% higher than in the Corvette ZO6 and is more efficient. Another GM first is the car’s dual-fuel injection system, main composite of direct injection, as well as the injection port.
In the interior, the ZR1 gets leather-trimmed bucket seats, performance data recorder and a Bose sound system as standard. Chevrolet will release more details closer to the vehicle on the date of sale.
No price has been given for the ZR1, although the sales will start in the spring. A handful are expected to be imported to the uk, although no official imports are likely.
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