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Old 11-12-2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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GM Reveals 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1

2019 Corvette ZR1: Return of the King
The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever retakes its supercar crown
General Motors

November 12, 2017


DUBAI — The King is returning, stronger than ever.

Chevrolet today introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that pushes Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history.

“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”

The Corvette ZR1’s exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm), is establishing a new benchmark in performance. Further, the ZR1 elevates Corvette’s track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.

Most powerful ever

The ZR1’s LT5 6.2L V-8 engine advances Corvette’s supercharging legacy, which began with the 2009 sixth-generation ZR1 and continued with the 2015 seventh-generation Z06. The LT5 delivers the highest output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle, thanks in part to a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system that offers 52 percent more displacement than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger. GM’s first dual-fuel-injection system, which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection, helps the LT5 achieve its record output.

Seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions are available with the LT5. It’s the first time an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.

Fastest ever

The 2019 Corvette ZR1’s aggressive appearance is driven by function, contributing to its distinction as the fastest production Corvette to date.

An all-new front fascia is designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to 13. A special carbon-fiber “halo” hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5 engine’s supercharger/intercooler assembly. Additional features, including aero packages with stanchion-mounted wings, help push the ZR1 harder onto the track for more confident handling and faster lap times. Top speed of the ZR1 is over 210 mph.

“As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1’s design supports its capability in every way,” said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager. “The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed.”

The ZR1 will offer two aero packages: a standard rear Low Wing, which delivers the highest top speed and helps generate up to 70 percent more downforce than the Z06’s base aero package, and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing that offers maximum downforce on the track for the quickest lap times — about 60 percent more downforce than the Z06 with the available Z07 Performance Package. All models also feature a Chevrolet-first, downforce-enhancing front underwing.

The adjustable High Wing is part of the new ZTK Performance Package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip.

Both of the ZR1’s wings are tied into the chassis, like the Corvette Racing C7.R racecar, for strength and stability.

Sebring Orange Design Package

The Corvette ZR1 introduced today also debuted a dynamic, available Sebring Orange Design Package. Centered on its Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, the package also includes orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and unique, bronze aluminum interior trim.

The new design package complements the Corvette ZR1’s tradition of offering maximum performance with refinement and design distinction. The driver-focused, well-appointed cockpit includes standard leather-trimmed seats, with sueded microfiber inserts offered. Heated and vented Napa leather-trimmed seating is also available, as well as a carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, competition sport seats, Performance Data Recorder, Bose premium audio system and more.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 goes on sale next spring, poised to take on the world’s best.

It’s good to be the King.

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Old 11-12-2017, 11:17 AM   #2
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Wow, 755 hp, 715 torque in a Vette..

That will be a track demon...

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Old 11-12-2017, 11:48 AM   #3
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From the spec sheet that accompanied the press release:

GM-EST. FUEL ECONOMY
City
15 mpg (manual)
13 mpg (automatic)

Highway
22 mpg (manual)
23 mpg (automatic)



FUEL TANK CAPACITY
18.5 gal. / 70 liters


ENGINE
Type:
LT5 6.2L Supercharged V-8 with direct and port injection
Bore & stroke
(in / mm):
4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material:
Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material:
Cast aluminum
Valvetrain:
Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery:
Direct and port injection
Horsepower
(hp @ rpm):

755 @ 6300 rpm (SAE certified)
Torque
(lb.-ft. @ rpm):

715 @ 4400 rpm (SAE certified)


TRANSMISSION & AXLE
Type:
7-speed manual with Active Rev Match
8-speed paddle-shaft automatic
Final Drive Ratio:
3.42 (manual)
2.41 (automatic)


CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Front Suspension:
Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite spring, Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Rear Suspension:
Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite spring, Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Steering Type:
Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
Turning Circle
(ft. / m):

39.2 / 11.6
Brake Type:
Front and rear power-assisted discs with two-piece carbon ceramic matrix rotors; fixed six-piston aluminum front calipers and fixed four-piston aluminum rear calipers
Brake Rotor Size (in / mm):
Front –15.5 / 394
Rear –15.3 / 388

Wheel Size:
Front: 19-inch x 10.5-inch
Rear: 20-inch x 12-inch
Tire Size:
Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat (std.)
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (ZTK)
Front: P285/30ZR19
Rear: P335/25ZR20


EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
(in. / mm):

106.7 / 2710
Overall Length
(in. / mm):

176.9 / 4493
Overall Width
(in. / mm):

77.4 / 1965
Overall Height
(in. / mm):

48.6 / 1234


Track (in. mm):
63.6 / 1615 (front)
62.5 / 1588 (rear)


INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom
(in / mm):
38 / 962
Legroom
(in. / mm):
43 / 1092
Shoulder Room
(in. / mm):
55 / 1397
Hip Room
(in. / mm):

54 / 1371


WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Curb Weight
(lb. / kg):
3524 / 1598


EPA passenger volume (cu. ft. / L):
52 / 1472
Cargo volume
(cu. ft. / L):
15 / 425
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ZR1 coming to kick Ford GT ass again. ��
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ZR1 coming to kick Ford GT ass again. ��
Have there even been any instrumented reviews of the GT?
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:41 PM   #6
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Have there even been any instrumented reviews of the GT?
Not that I have seen.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:02 PM   #7
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I've made all of the carbon fiber parts on that car, I was head of the final finish department at my old job in NC, I've done paint prep and buffing for the spoiler, splitter, side vents, rockers, hoods, and shaker hood covers.

It was a pretty miserable job, still cool to see these out in the open now.
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2.41:1 rear on the auto?!?

Change that sh!t first thing!
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2.41:1 rear on the auto?!?

Change that sh!t first thing!
Think of it this way: in 1st it will have about the same gearing as a 4th gen Camaro with 3.60 gears, but approximately twice the power and torque.
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2.41:1 rear on the auto?!?

Change that sh!t first thing!
210+mph is why.

My question, why the hell doesn't this thing have the A10? Especially considering a large majority of A8s are eating their TCs. I take it they have upgraded the 8L90 to a 8L100 or something to handle the new power.
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210+mph is why.

My question, why the hell doesn't this thing have the A10? Especially considering a large majority of A8s are eating their TCs. I take it they have upgraded the 8L90 to a 8L100 or something to handle the new power.
I thought I heard that the 10 speed doesn't physically fit in the transaxle space of the C7. Just like how the 7 speed doesn't fit into the Camaro.

And the final drive doesn't have anything to do with top speed. At 6300 rpm (peak power) with 335/25/R20 tires, 0.65:1 ratio in 8th gear, and a 2.41:1 axle ratio the top speed is ... 318 mph. So top speed is aero limited not gear limited.
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I thought I heard that the 10 speed doesn't physically fit in the transaxle space of the C7. Just like how the 7 speed doesn't fit into the Camaro.
That's right the C8 is going to get it. Course I wonder how the M7 doesn't fit the Camaro but the A10 does. Craziness

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That's right the C8 is going to get it. Course I wonder how the M7 doesn't fit the Camaro but the A10 does. Craziness

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One could be fat, while the other is long? That would muck things up.
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Think of it this way: in 1st it will have about the same gearing as a 4th gen Camaro with 3.60 gears, but approximately twice the power and torque.
If you are going to track it, drag or road course, you’ll appreciate the extra umph of a lower rear. I couldn’t believe the change in mine. Low to mid 3’s would be good.
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