The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was unveiled in Dubai. Its 755 hp torque and 715-lb torque make it the most powerful Corvette car and the most powerful Chevrolet ever built.
To keep the ZR1 in contact with Mother Earth as it clutters its terminal speed, the Corvette group sought inspiration in Learjet catalogs. The wing that stands proudly at the back is larger than an ironing board and is manually adjustable. The mixed winglets at each end of the blade improve its efficiency. An aggressive separator and hood vents balance the front lift.
Rumor has it that the ZR1 will get its juice from a double-turbo V8 engine. This unit will be called LT5 and will be shared with the Zora Corvette mid-engine. General Motors declined to comment on this scenario, but a twin-turbo V8, although not traditional for a Vette, would make a lot of sense for the ZR1. A dual-turbo engine would not only allow Chevrolet to significantly reduce power, but would also allow the ZR1 to regain a decent fuel economy for a high-performance car.
The production figures are still a mystery to this day, but since the Corvette Z06 is developing 650 horsepower, the ZR1 will hit the street with more than that. At least 700 horses sounds pretty much right since the previous ZR1 came with 638 horsepower at the press. With so much power at its disposal, the ZR1 should reach 60 mph from a stopped start in 2.8 seconds with ease, which would make it about two-tenths faster than the Z06. In addition, the maximum speed should be greater than 205 mph, but only a slight improvement over its predecessor.
Chevrolet has not announced exactly when the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will arrive or what it will cost. This did not stop Corvette fans from putting their bets with big dealer deposits. To get an idea of the price, use the following mystery calculation: It is safe to assume that the new ZR1 will cost more than the 2013 version, which started at $ 113,575. The Ferrari F12s range from $ 323,745 for the Berlinetta and about $ 490,000 for the tdf, for an average of $ 406,873. Divide this number by 3, the correction factor that usually applies when Chevy combines the prancing horse’s performance with the daily value. That gives $ 135,624, the likely upper limit for the last hurray of the C7 era.