I'm not sure where to start here. We have reached the limits of hyperbole. We have reached the limits of the senses. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 can be yours for $ 119,995, which is a lot for a Corvette, but this has an obscene amount of performance. If you need plus here's the Corvette ZR1 Cabrio, an open madness machine with 755 horsepower, over 200 miles per hour, $ 123,995.
This is the Corvette for people who want a Corvette with almost zero compromises. Chevy says that the chbadis is so rigid, that nothing has been done to keep it on the road with the ZR1 coupe. "The only structural changes in the convertible are the adaptations for the foldable upper part and the relocated seatbelt supports," he said in a press release.
The only weight gain that has occurred is just a 60-pound jump, and the company says that's mainly due to the superior folding hardware. And a gain of 60 pounds, when it comes to 755 HP, is practically nothing. That's just you after Thanksgiving.
In fact, there are only two drawbacks that I can see at this time. The first, of course, is that it is a convertible, so everyone should see his big face as a fool. The second is that there seems to be a certain reduction in maximum speed, although it is the kind of reduction that will not make any difference for mere mortals.
The coupe's maximum speed is 212 mph. The convertible? Only "200+". Sad.
And the figures that Chevy is dropping on the coupe are also crazy:
The exclusive Corvette ZR1 aerodynamic package is critical to the coupe's maximum speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kph). Its standard Low Wing mounted on the strut generates downforce on the road with minimal drag, allowing maximum reference speed. This was evident during the high-speed tests at the Papenburg test field in Germany.
An adjustable high wing is part of the new $ 2,995 ZTK Performance package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon fiber lids, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and specific chbadis and magnetic travel control adjustment. It is designed to help generate faster lap times through maximum corner grip, with up to 950 pounds of downforce. The maximum speed is lower with High Wing but still exceeds 200 mph.
Complementing the aerodynamic advantage of the ZR1 on the way to 212 mph is the thrust generated by the exclusive LT5 6.2L supercharged engine, which is rated SAE 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm). She is offered a seven-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic transmission with ZR1 paddle shift. Preliminary tests showed 0-60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds and the quarter mile in the high range of 10 seconds when the engine is equipped with the eight-speed automatic.
Zero at 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds. Thirteen radiators.
I do not even know what to do with this. It's too much. It's a Corvette. This is not possible. How is this happening?
I need to go to bed.