Well look at what we have here! Seems someone leaked the December issue of Car and Driver featuring the new Corvette ZR1 which adorns the magazine’s cover. Final specs are still unconfirmed, but the leaked story clearly says 750HP. These photos reveal all the ZR1 styling cues we’ve seen recently in spy shots, including an enormous wing at the rear. According to Corvette Blogger the car will most likely make its debut on Sunday, November 12, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Here’s What we Know so Far
Powered by an all-new Eaton-supercharged LT5, the 2019 ZR1 will make 750 horsepower and 680lb-ft of torque, that will rocket it from 0-60 in just under 3-seconds, complete a sub 11-second quarter mile, and top out somewhere in the range of 210+ miles per hour.
Remember all those pesky overheating issues reported by C7 Z06 owners? Well that shouldn’t be these case here as the new ZR1 will boast 4 additional heat exchangers to keep the LT5 cool as a cucumber.
Tadge Juechter claims the ZR1 can shoot flames out from its exhaust, just saying.
Perspective owners will be able to choose from a 7-speed manual transmission or 8-speed automatic, surprisingly not the 10-speed box from the Sixth-gen Camaro ZL1. Magnetic Ride Control will be standard fare, along with carbon ceramic brakes, and front wheels are said to be a half-inch wider than what is found on the current the Z06.
Multiple aerodynamics packages will be offered for the new ZR1, including the RPO ZTK package which features the massive, 10-setting adjustable rear wing that creates 500lbs of downforce at its most extreme setting.
Corvette Blogger goes on to note the 2019 ZR1 will have a curb weight of 3,664lbs, 140lbs more than the Z06. The ZR1 “may” not be legal for sale in Europe due to the high-rise hood, prices should will start around $120,000 in the US.
The new ZR1 will be offered on both targa-style coupe and convertible.