The new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: the most powerful in history

Presented three years ago, the Corvette Z06 is equipped with a compressor motor with a capacity of 659 hp. and under the passport can be dispersed to 315 km / h. Not enough? The same thought the strategists of the concern General Motors and brought to light an even more extreme modification of the legendary sports car – with the prefix ZR1. This version was already in the cars of the fourth and sixth generations, and the very first Corvette ZR1 was developed with the involvement of Lotus. The new flagship in GM created by own strength, but the glory of the   ancestors, he clearly does not disgrace.

Under the hood is a new generation LT5 engine built on the basis of the LT4 unit, which is installed on the Corvette Z06. The low-end “eight” with a volume of 6.2 liters was first equipped with a combined injection system (into the intake manifold and directly into the cylinders), the inter cooler was improved, the crankshaft was strengthened, and the volume of the Eaton supercharger was increased by 52% to 2.6 liters. The exhaust system – with active flaps. As a result, it was possible to raise the return to 766 hp. and 969 Nm!


Compared with the basic Corvette, the ZR1 version has enlarged air intakes, because four additional radiators are installed for reliable cooling of units and assemblies, and now there are thirteen of them! For example, the Bugatti Veyron has only ten. Seriously improved and aerodynamics. The standard Corvette ZR1 has a so-called low wing at the stern and developed lip of the front spoiler, and as a result, the clamping force is 70% larger than the version of Z06. This body kit is better suited for high-speed arrivals on a straight line, and for twisty routes ZTK Performance package is offered (as for cars in photos). It includes a “high wing” with two positions, a large front splitter, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and modified suspension settings. The equipped weight of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 coupe is 1598 kg, and the maximum speed exceeds 338 km / h. Alas, the company does not yet provide data on the time of overclocking, but the car should be exchanged at least slightly faster than the Z06 version (3.7 s under the passport). At the same time Corvette ZR1 is still suitable for daily trips: it has leather seats with heating and ventilation, Bose audio system, multimedia installation and climate control. In the US, sales of the ZR1 modification will begin in the spring of 2018, while prices and export prospects are not yet available.