Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago reviews the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. With 755 horsepower, 715 pound-feet of torque, and a 212 mph top speed, the ZR1 delivers supercar performance. But is its radically powerful V8 too much to handle? Watch as we drive this mega-powerful Corvette around the track at Road Atlanta to find out.
Q: What kind of engine and transmission does the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 have?
A: The Corvette ZR1 has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed manual is standard, and an eight-speed automatic is optional.
Q: How much does the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 cost?
A: The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 starts at $123,820, including destination fees and a gas guzzler tax. The convertible variant asks $127,820. The Track Performance package costs $2,995, and it includes a tall and adjustable wing, racetrack-oriented summer tires, and revised suspension tuning.
Q: How fast is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1?
A: Chevrolet says the Corvette ZR1 will do 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, pass the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds at 134 mph, and reach a top speed of 212 mph. The downforce from the Track Performance package reduces the top speed to 202 mph. The convertible tops out at 208 mph.
Q: What are the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s main competitors?
A: Few automakers produce extreme racetrack-oriented performance cars that are influenced by their motorsports endeavors. Fewer still equal the Corvette’s performance-per-dollar ratio. The Ford GT is another domestic supercar with a real endurance-racing pedigree, but it’s long sold-out. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS bears similar motorsports influence, but it costs over two times as much.
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