The next generation Chevy Corvette has arrived. Chevrolet unveiled the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Dubai over the weekend that is said to be the “fastest, most powerful” version to date.
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 boasts a new LT5 engine responsible for all of its power. The 6.2-liter supercharged engine produces 755 horsepower and 715 pounds of torque. Touted as the “fastest, most powerful” Corvette ever, the ZR1 reaches a top speed of 210 miles per hour.
“As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1’s design supports its capability in every way,” related Kirk Bennion, Chevy exterior design manager. “The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed.”
The new wing is something to behold. It’s a behemoth that flanks the rear, giving off a menacing look. The overall design of the 2019 Corvette didn’t change too much from years past. It dons the signature long hood, dual LED tail lights and the center quad exhaust in the back. There is also an available low-wing version and high-wing version that’s two-way adjustable.
Chevy is offering the ZR1 in a custom Sebring Orange Design that comes with the vibrant Sebring Orange exterior that also makes its way into the break calipers, seat belts and interior stitching.
When buying a Corvette, the first thing on your mind isn’t fuel economy, and that’s a good thing, because the monster LT5 engine is a gas guzzler. The manual version gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway, while the automatic version gets 13 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.
Chevy didn’t get into specifics about pricing, but did say the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be available in the spring of 2018.