There's also a new carbon fiber "halo" hood that was developed specifically for the cooling of the new engine version sporting the highest output ever for a street-legal Chevrolet production auto. The ZR1 generates more power than its previous sibling is because of the new intercooled 2.65-liter Eaton supercharger with 52 per cent more displacement. How does 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque strike you? The power is channeled through the familiar Corvette seven-speed manual - or, in a first for ZR1s, an eight-speed automatic with manual-mode paddle-shifters. The former will deliver better top speed while the latter will generate maximum downforce for quicker lap times according to Chevrolet.
A low stanchion-mounted rear wing is standard equipment, paired with a new front underwing to supply a 70-percent increase in downforce compared to a base Z06.
At the Dubai International Motor Show, in the city where everything is outrageously sized and designed, Chevrolet unveiled its all-new 2019 Corvette ZR1, the fastest and most powerful production Corvette ever created.
Buy or sell your exotic vehicle at duPontREGISTRY.com and check back with Autofluence.com for more supercar news. Both wings are connected directly to the chassis - just like C7.R racecar - for extra strength and stability.
Among the available exterior colours, Orange Sebring is the new choice. A special carbon-fiber "halo" hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5 engine's supercharger/intercooler assembly.
The ZR1 hits dealerships in the spring. Alternatively, you can specify the High Wing, which maximizes downforce and is optimized for going around corners at track speeds.
Like the ZR1 Corvettes that have come before, this will be a swansong model for the current generation of Corvette - which has been on sale since 2013.
It's a boutique approach that in many ways is at odds with the "supercar for the people" strategy Chevy has long taken with the Corvette in general, but it makes a lot of sense for the 2019 ZR1. The price is yet to be announced, but if you must ask, you probably can not afford it. Count on spending six figures, though, and that's before dealers add markup. This design package also includes body-coloured brake calipers, rocker and splitter accent stripes, seat belts and stitching, as well as exclusive bronze aluminum interior trim.
Even so, you likely won't be able to match the ZR1's overall performance at its price, no matter how hard you try. There's also a Bose premium sound system available, along with a carbon fibre-rimmed steering wheel, competition sport seats and a Performance Data Recorder for more sportive types.