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Chevy announces 2019 ZR1, the most powerful Corvette yet

by Ben Hsu

It will make 755 horsepower and and 715 pound-feet of torque.

Chevrolet announced today its fastest production Corvette yet, the 2019 ZR1. Its supercharged LT5 V8 delivers a whopping 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful Corvette — and the most powerful vehicle, period — ever to emerge from a Chevy factory.

A new intercooler and supercharger system, along with the Corvette's dual-fuel-injection system help distinguish the 2019 ZR1 from the Z06 and previous-generation ZR1. The package also comes with a redesigned nose, a hood opening to channel air to the intercooler, and no less than 13 heat exchangers.

To aerodynamic setups are offered. The standard Low Wing package delivers a higher top speed, a claimed 210 miles per hour . The optional High Wing package has a two-way adjustable spoiler that offers 950 pounds of downforce and delivers the fastest lap times. Both are tied into the chassis, and work in unison with a new front underwing.

Along with the ZR1 comes a new Sebring Orange Design Package, which coats the car in Sebring Orange Tintcoat, adds orange brake calipers, orange stripes on the rocker panels and splitter, orange seat belts, orange upholstery stitching, and bronze aluminum trim in the cabin.

The 2019 ZR1 will go on sale in Spring 2018.

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