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Chevrolet unveils most powerful, fastest Corvette in history

Chevrolet unveils most powerful, fastest Corvette in history

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.

This is what you want to know: 755 horsepower, 715 lb. -ft. of torque, top speed of over 210 miles per hour, according to General Motors.

To please both worlds, the company with the bowtie emblem will sell the 2018 Corvette ZR1 with a choice between a seven-speed manual (with active rev match) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is known that the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has a top speed of 338 km/h Model is available with two versions of wing: Low Wing and High Wing.

This high wing is two-way adjustable, although it reduces the car's top speed, and comes as part of a ZTK Performance Package, including a front splitter and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.

Sales will commence in the United States during the first quarter of 2018, sold as the model year 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

This past weekend in Dubai, the most powerful Corvette ever made its debut in the form of the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1.

Buy or sell your exotic auto at duPontREGISTRY.com and check back with Autofluence.com for more supercar news. The other three include the 1990 Corvette ZR-1, the 2009 Corvette ZR1, and this upcoming 2019 model. Considering the new model only weighs in at 1598kg (kerb), the mighty 'Vette should have no trouble pulling up on time no matter the speed.

Additional features over the regular 2017 Corvette include an aero package with wings that help push it harder into the track for more confident handling and faster lap times.

According to reports, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be powered by a new LT5 supercharged engine.

While the original version of the "shaker" appeared atop the Falcon's Holley carburettor, Chevrolet's modern version is affixed to the supercharger of its 6.2-litre V8 which pokes through the bonnet as a carbon fibre shell.

"I've never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there's never been one like this before", Mark Reuss, a General Motors executive vice president, resident vehicle guy, and unabashed Corvette enthusiast, said in a statement.

On the inside, the Sebring Orange Design Corvette ZR1 features standard leather-trimmed seats with sueded microfiber inserts offered, but heated/cooled Napa leather-trimmed seating is also available. Pricing has not been announced, though expect it to be in the range of $120,000, with various options and packages pushing it to $130,000 and beyond.