Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful 'Vette yet

This is it. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, debuting GM's awesome new LT5 V8 engine.

Additionally, the supercar features a front fascia and "downforce-enhancing front underwing", which enables the ZR1 to produce 70% more downforce than the Z06's base aero package. Both wings are bolted directly to the chassis just like on a C7.R race vehicle, for strength and stability.

Not enough? Opt for the High Wing, a towering two-way adjustable unit that helps generate around 60% more downforce compared to the Z06 with the already pretty serious Z07 Performance Package.

The new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be the most powerful Corvette ever made with top speeds of 210 miles per hour and a 755 horsepower engine.

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The trick is that one of those two pieces is the actual carbon fiber intercooler cover, meaning that the engine is out in the open through what GM calls a "halo" hood.

That high wing comes as part of a ZTK performance package that also brings a front splitter with carbon fibre end caps, Michelin Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific tuning for the chassis and Magnetic Ride Control suspension system to boost cornering grip. The resulting outputs - 755 hp at 6,300 rpm and 715 pounds-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm - are the most in the Corvette's production history, GM says. And while the company hasn't disclosed the price tag for the all-new 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1, we can safely assume it will be in the range of $100,000 to $150,000. The standard 7-speed manual gearbox can be replaced by an optional 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel - a first for the ZR1. Do you pick the Low Wing, or the High Wing?

A further option, the "Sebring Orange Design Package", adds orange accents as well as orange seat belts and stitching combined with the Sebring Orange Tintcoat paint.

Inside, the ZR1 also adds some more elegant touches to the familiar C7 cabin, including carbon fiber trim and either competition sports seats or Napa leather heated and cooled seats. There's also a premium grade Bose audio package for savoring the moments when you're just cruising down the highway.

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Vanessa Coleman

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