The other day, we couldn’t help but give into the hype surrounding the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 that has recently been released and today, we have stumbled upon even more information that we think you’ll love if you’re into the new release. The guys over at Corvette Blogger seem to have come across a list of options and features via a leaked Car and Driver article that you can expect out of the new car that has us all incredibly excited.
Everyone in the car community has been going absolutely nuts over the new machine and now, we have a face to the name and all of the speculation can come to an end. No, it isn’t the mid-engined platform that everyone was freaking out about so you might have to wait a bit longer to see the Zora chassis come to life, but I think that you’ll be able to sink your teeth into the ZR1 all the same!
Corvette Blogger Summarized the Features as follows…
Starting price expected to be around $120k
7-speed manual and 8-speed automatic
1/2″ wider than Z06 front wheels
Mag Ride standard
Carbon Ceramic Brakes
750hp/680 lb-ft LT5 (6.2L, pushrod V8, Eaton supercharger)
Supercharger produces 52% more air per RPM than the Z06 blower, also 2.9″ taller.
Because of the hood height, car cannot be sold in Europe
Tadge claims the ZR1 can shoot flames out from its exhaust
NEW fuel delivery system- BOTH PORT INJECTION AND DIRECT INJECTION
sub 3 second 0-60, sub 11 second 1/4 mile, 210+ mph top speed
4 additional heat exchangers (comparing to Z06) in the nose
Curb weight 3664 lbs, 140 lbs over Z06
Several aero packages available, RPO “ZTK” as shown in the magazine. Wing has 10 degrees of adjustability, contributing to 500 lbs of downforce at speed.
Wing is attached behind the hatch and spreads the load to the bumper beam.
Smaller Wing is Standard
2.5 seconds faster around VIR than Z06
Some of these features are more promising than others. Obviously, the most notable are what’s hanging out under the hood that’s cranking out 750hp and the appearance that will have this thing looking like an all-out racing machine right off of the assembly line. Only time will tell how these things handle themselves on different racing surfaces across the country but for now, we have to say that we’re incredibly impressed at what we know so far!