2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1


Overview

For over eight years, Corvette team used all that they had to create a solid successor to the C6 and the new C7 ZR1 is the result. The previous one from 2009 left quite a good impression with its 638 hp and we are all expecting more from the new one.

Revealed in Dubai, UAE, the new Chevy Corvette ZR1 is the fastest production car that General Motors has ever made. From commanding stance, a lot of carbon-fiber to muscular lines, they designed the ZR1 with one purpose in mind: Performance

The overall of the Chevy Corvette ZR1, especially the design, has been greatly updated to make the car looks angrier than ever. As the manufacturers say, this is a luxury sports car. Apart from the good looks, the performance of the car will be another reason why you will want one badly. Let's take a look at the specifications, shall we?

2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 specs

Specifications

Designs

The Chevy Corvette ZR1 is designed to have maximum downforce as possible while still making the car looks appealing to the eyes. This car is all about lightweight design. Starting with the fact that the engine on the front is out in the open. Yes, the engine is not covered with the hood cover. What General Motors refers to as the "halo hood". The carbon weave is perfectly aligned with the hood cover of the Chevy Corvette ZR1 but the intercooler cover will move around when the car is accelerating. There are also two openings in front of the engine to remove hot air from the engine bay. 

The lower front wing of the Chevy Corvette ZR1 gives the car an advantage over the standard Z06 in terms of increased downforce, thus enabling the car to reach its record-breaking top speed. Also, the ZR1 is one of the very first production car to has a front underwing, borrowed directly from race cars. This additional piece of carbon-fibre will turn its closeout panel into a downforce control surface. 

The massive rear carbon-fibre high wing makes about 60 percent more downforce than the previous generation C6. The Quattro exhaust system provides four sound modes namely Track, Sport, Tour and Stealth. So it's up to you to decide how loud you want your Chevy Corvette ZR1. Believe it or not, the sound that the exhaust system creates is very satisfying.

The Chevy Corvette ZR1 is equipped with standard high-performance Brembo carbon ceramic brakes which will provide ultimate stopping power. The car uses 19-inch wheels on the front and 20-inch at the back, all wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport.

The whole car weighs only 1615 kg (3560 lbs), bear in mind that the Chevy Corvette ZR1 has all the luxury you could imagine.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Top Speed

Interior

The interior of the Chevy Corvette ZR1 is not that much different from the Z06. Expect to see a lot of exposed carbon-fibre on the dashboard and in between the seats. The rest of the interior is mostly leather or Alcantara (depending on owner's choice). Once again, the Chevy Corvette ZR1 is a luxury sports car. The Corvette team focused on both luxury and performance and with the results, we can say they are successful. "The car has a comfortable and functional interior", says General Motors. 

Chevy Corvette ZR1 interior


Engine

What is under the hood might be the best thing about the whole car. The Chevy Corvette ZR1 has a 6.2L supercharged V8. The massive engine makes 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. The ZR1 can achieve a top speed of 212 mph, which is very impressive for a Corvette. The car has not yet been tested on track but it is expected that 0 to 60 mph will happen in approximately 2.7s. You can get your Chevy Corvette ZR1 with either a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic

2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 engine


Price

The Chevy Corvette ZR1 has a starting price of about $120,000, while to get the convertible version will set you some $124,000 without options. The car will be on sale by Spring 2018. Honestly, for that much power, the Chevy Corvette ZR1 is very cheap compared to other cars in the same category. 

2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 price


ZTK Performance Package

A special package is available for those who want more from their Chevy Corvette ZR1. They developed the ZTK Performance Package to conquer the track in record time. This package comes with a high rear wing and carbon-fibre end caps to the front splitter for increased downforce. You will also get stiffer chassis compared to the normal ZR1 and specific Magnetic Ride Control tuning for optimized cornering grip. In addition, a set of Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres comes in the package. For the time being, we do not really know how much this package will cost but expect it to be around $3000.

2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1 0-60 mph


The Chevy Corvette ZR1 has already become a favourite among many of us and it has already earned a place on my list of cars to get. From the beautifully crafted interior and exterior to the loud exhaust to the undeniable performance, General Motors has finally created a car to make an automotive enthusiast completely satisfied. Let's also not forget that this car is the cheapest in its category.

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