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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500

Has there ever been an Indy pace car that’s better than the Corvette ZR1 pace car, with 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts)? The answer is a resounding no. As the 102nd Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway comes closer, Chevy decided to unleash its new Corvette ZR1 Pace Car. It is dressed in a dark blue finish, has a massive rear wing, and is accented with red accents, together with an appropriate door-mounted livery.

The newly revealed ZR1 Corvette is going to be the 15th Corvette that will take on the legendary race. This will also be the 29th time a Chevy product will be leading a pack since 1911 with the Indy 500’s Inception. If you were not born yet back then, it was actually the 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible that was Chevy’s very first vehicle to take on the track, while the very first Corvette pace car was a 1978 C3 Corvette, which had Jim Rathmann as the driver.

J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president, said that Chevrolet and IMS have one of the longest running and strongest bonds in motorsports. After all those years of seeing Corvettes on the Indianapolis 500, Boles is confident to say that this is a reminder of the rich history of this great relationship.

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Chevy Corvette ZR1 and Porsche 911 GT3 RS take on the Nurburgring

Before, we talked about how many of today’s automakers want to set Nurburgring lap records. Now, we are going to talk about the two newest contenders that tried to take the crown home for the fastest lap around the Green Hell. The Chevy Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS both recorded pretty fast laps, but only one managed to make a significant run at the record.

It was BridgeToGantry who shared information about this, saying that the GT3 RS, packed with 520 horsepower (383 kilowatts) lapped the ‘Ring in under 7 minutes, where its fastest lap was 6 minutes and 56 seconds. However, this won’t break records. Meanwhile, the more potent GT2 RS did it in 6 minutes and 47.30 seconds, and this we can say is an impressive record. In fact, this performance is enough to make it to the record board as among the top five production cars of all time.

The Corvette ZR1, on the other hand, was not as successful, finishing with over 7 minutes, despite its 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) output. To be more specific, bystanders clocked it in at 7 minutes 12 seconds. That makes the ZR1 just a little better than the Z06’s 7 minutes and 19 seconds two years ago. For the sake of comparison, the fastest American production car to lap the Ring was the Viper ACR, lapping it at 7 minutes and 1.3 seconds.

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First 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 has been sold for $925K, proceeds go to charity

At Scottsdale, Arizona, the first 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 with VIN 001 was sold at the Barrett-Jackson  auction for an impressive amount of $925,000. Every single cent that the automaker got from this auction will be going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, specifically to its Building for America’s Bravest Program.

This foundation was established when the Siller family lost Stephen Siller, on September 11, 2011. He was a firefighter in New York City. This program’s goal is to build smart homes for service members that have been terribly injured and are returning home, as well as first responders. These homes are not only efficient, automated, and easily accessible, but they can also be personalized to the individual’s needs.

As mentioned earlier, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the very first example produced and auctioned. Under its hood is a 6.2 liter LT5 V8 engine that has an output of as much as 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) and 715 pound feet (969 Newton metres) of torque. The winning bidder can choose whether to get a coupe version or a convertible. The new owner also gets to decide if this will be paired to a seven speed manual transmission with active rev matching or the eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.

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Hennessey can upgrade the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to a 1,200 hp hypercar

When Chevrolet unveiled the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, it described the super coupe as its most powerful and quickest production Corvette. With up to 755 hp (563 kW) of max output And 715 lb.-ft. (969 Nm) of peak torque available from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine (LT5), the new Corvette ZR1 is a serious supercar for the track.

But now, Hennessey has come up with three power packages that essentially hike the power output of the 2019 Corvette ZR1. These power packages would appeal to ZR1 owners who want to squeeze the potential of their already high-performance super coupe. Each of the three power packages represents a new level of performance for the 2019 Corvette ZR1.

For instance, the HPE850 ups the power level of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 to 850 hp (634 kW) of max output and 715 lb.-ft. (969 Nm). This allows the Hennessey Corvette ZR1 HPE850 to accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.6 seconds, or 0.1 second quicker than the stock super coupe. This was achieve by employing high-flow cylinder heads, a high-flow air induction system and upgraded valve springs as well as a Hennessey lower pulley upgrade.

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When the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 traveled around the world in camouflage before making its official debut in Dubai, we remember seeing convertible versions of it as well, and we anticipated that it would come. But one variant that we did not expect to see was a roofless version of the ZR1.

And Chevrolet surprised us with this at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, finished in the same bold day-glo orange paint as the hardtop model that we saw in Dubai. There is no doubt that the roofless model looks superb (probably even sexier than the coupe version); but apart from that, it is also the most powerful production convertible that wears a Bowtie badge.

Today, we have got a couple of details regarding the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible, such as the price. Having said that, the convertible starts at $123,995, while the coupe costs $119,995. You might think that it is a little too expensive, especially compared to a Z06. But that is because this is the only Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible, at least a front engine ZR1 convertible.

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Just this month, Chevrolet unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 super coupe. Dubbed by Chevrolet as the fastest and most powerful production Corvette, the new 2019 ZR1 astonished the public with its 755 hp (563 kW) of output and 212 mph of top speed. While people are still reeling from the arrival of the new Corvette ZR1 super coupe, Chevrolet has opted not to wait too long to unveil its drop-top version.

Yes, Chevrolet is introducing the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible, with the official unveiling set to happen at the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be sold along with the 2019 Corvette ZR1 super coupe starting next spring. It will the first ZR1 convertible since the original 1970 ZR1, taking nearly 50 years before the first drop-top was followed up by a modern version.

As the drop-top version of the coupe introduced at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, the Corvette ZR1 convertible has the same performance and technology offerings as its roofed twin. Thanks to the Corvette’s strong and stiff aluminum chassis, Chevrolet has to implement a few structural changes, which include the accommodations for its folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. Drivers could open or close the power top up to speeds of 30 mph. The folding top hardware accounted for most of the 60 lbs (27 kg) of curb weight difference between the coupe and convertible versions of the new Corvette ZR1 supercar.

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We never doubted the outstanding performance of the new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, with its 6.2 liter supercharged LT5 V8 engine that enables it to produce up to 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) and 715 pound-feet (969 Newton-metres) of torque. Moreover, it has a top speed of 210 miles per hour (337 kilometers per hour). However, there is one question that a lot of us are asking, and that’s how fast can it perform around the Green Hell, and will it break records?

Just like any other automaker out there, Chevy also has plans of taking the hardcore Corvette ZR1 to the Nurburgring to try and beat the performance of other vehicles. The problem is that there are few dry days left to attempt a record run on the track. Having said that, the best thing they could do is wait until next season. Road & Track also said that Chevy has already used up their 2017 run on the Camaro ZL1 1LE, and the said model was able to leave the track with a lap time of 7 minutes 16.04 seconds.

Going back to the new Corvette ZR1, it will be even faster than the one that lapped the Nurburgring this year. It was fitted with a set of super sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that shifts quickly, and an optional package they call the “High Wing”. This package gives it 60 percent more downforce over the Z06. With all these new features, Chevy believes that it can lap the ‘Ring in just under seven minutes. If this is accurate, it would be looking at beating the Dodge Viper ACR’s 7:01.3 record, and may even come close to the Lamborghini Aventador’s 6:59.73 record.

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The wait is over and it is much worth it. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar is returning for the 2019 model year, and it is out to present a good challenge against current high-performance cars in the market. Aside from its very aggressive function-driven appearance, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 is also powered by a new exclusive supercharged V8 engine offering more than 700 horses on tap.

Chevrolet is resurrecting the ZR1 nameplate once more, signifying its intention to remain as one of the leaders in the supercar pack. By virtue of performance, the resurrected ZR1 lives up to its name as the new performance flagship of the Chevrolet brand. The previous ZR1 (Chevrolet Corvette C6) was powerful with its supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V8 engine delivering 638 hp (476 kW) of max output and a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

Nonetheless, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 won’t lose after all as it has a more powerful engine under its hood. This is the main reason why Chevrolet dubbed the 2019 ZR1 as the fastest and most powerful production Corvette. This mill is the exclusive supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine officially dubbed as the LT5. This LT5 engine is designed to deliver the highest output so far for a Chevrolet production vehicle, as partly made possible by a new, more efficient intercooled supercharger that boasts of a displacement that is 52-percent larger than on the system found on the LT4 mill of the Corvette Z06. This is complemented by new dual-fuel-injection system employing primary direct injection and supplemental port injection. As a result, the new supercharged LT5 engine is able to deliver a whopping 755 hp (563 kW) of max output and 715 lb.-ft. (969 Nm) of peak torque (SAE-rated). Power is sent to the wheels through either a seven-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. Top speed of the Corvette ZR1 is pegged at over 210 mph.

Read the entire article Chevrolet unveils 755 hp 2019 Corvette ZR1 at 2017 Dubai Motor Show

Earlier this year, we talked about the sinkhole developed beneath the National Corvette Museum. Eight classic Corvettes fell into a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole and GM said that only three of the eight vehicles will be restored. The lucky models were a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 prototype (the Blue Devil), a 1962 Corvette and the one-millionth Corvette, a 1962 convertible.

The first model to be restored was the ZR1, nicknamed the Blue Devil, one of the two show cars used by Chevrolet to introduce the all-new Corvette ZR1 in January 2008.

The vehicle was actually loaned from Chevrolet to the National Corvette Museum and the damage included cracked carbon fiber ground effects, a broken passenger-side rocker panel, damaged passenger front fender, cracked windshield, window glass and passenger headlamp assembly.

Read the entire article Chevrolet shows the first restored ‘sinkhole’ Corvette, the Blue Devil ZR1

Both based on the new seventh-generation Corvette, the Z06 has an output of 600hp while the ZR1 model has an output of 700hp, according to a Motor Trend report. It was always understood that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette will have versions that are faster and more powerful. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette features a new 6.2-liter V-8 engine dubbed as the LT1, which delivers 450 hp.

However, this will be far inferior to the performance versions that Motor Trend envisions. It’s expected that the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will keep its 7.0-liter V-8 engine that can have an output, ranging from 550 to 600 hp.

The range-topping Corvette ZR1 can deliver from 675 to 700 hp. It can also use a supercharged version of the new LT1 V-8 that may be named LT5. The current 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 generates 505hp from its 7.0-liter V-8 engine.

Read the entire article Chevrolet Corvette (C7) Z06 will get 600 hp, ZR1 will deliver 700 hp

Don’t be surprised when you see a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 serve as the pace car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27. The Corvette ZR1, with an output of 638hp, will lead the starting field of the 96th Indianapolis 500 where it makes history as the most powerful production car ever to be a pace car at this race.

This is the 11th time that a Corvette is the Pace Car. It’s also the 23rd time for a Chevrolet to be a pace car at what’s regarded as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." These are both considered as event records. What makes this event even more noteworthy is that the 2013 model year of the Corvette is the 60th anniversary of the model as well as its last year of production.

The amazing performance of the ZR1 comes from a supercharged, 6.2-liter LS9 engine that produces 638hp. When it comes to the use of carbon fiber, Chevrolet is the leader among all mass-production automakers. Chevrolet uses this lightweight material for structural components such as front fenders, hood, roof, front splitter, rocker panels and floor pans.

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The Camaro 2012 ZL1 – the most technically advanced Camaro ever -- is clearly the most interesting thing to happen to Chevrolet recently. It will arrive about six months from now so all that we could do is take the time to discuss what we’ve learned about this model so far.

Chevrolet has recently teased that it will deliver more power than the 550hp estimate given earlier. Chief engineer Al Oppenheiser made the announcement in the official introduction of the 2012 Camaro ZL1 at the Camaro Homecoming, which took place next to the Oshawa Assembly Plant where the regular Camaro is rolled out.

He said that this model will have higher output than the Cadillac CTS-V. Production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2012. It has also been announced that the ZL1 will have an optional automatic transmission and will be faster and have more consistent lap times since it was equipped with the Corvette ZR1’s Performance Traction Management system.

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Although GM may be having difficulty with its finances at the present moment, it is not withholding anything with regards to customer programs for its halo sports vehicle, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

Everyone who buys a ZR1 is guaranteed to get a trip to the Bob Bondurant Driving School in Arizona to be trained in the finer points of "maximum car control," which consists of an assortment of driving exercises, such as heel-and-toe downshifts, slaloms, and other essential skills during the training course that lasts for two days.

Lately, two ZR1s have been delivered to the driving school that will be utilized for training exercises, drivers enrolled in the course will, however, be progressively introduced to the power potential of the ZR1.

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The most powerful supercar of America, the Corvette ZR1, which is currently receiving power boosts from the tuner Hennessey and called the ZR700 can now generate 755 hp (526 kW) compared to the stock model which can only generate 638 hp (476 kW).

It can finish the quarter-mile in just 11.03 seconds at 136 mph (219 km/h) and has a torque capacity of 717 lb-ft (970 Nm).

The power increase was achieved by increasing the boost from the supercharger by 3psi raising it to 14psi, opening up the air intake with a K&N filter, fitting in a new intercooler, utilizing a stainless steel exhaust headers, and changing the factory catalytic converters with higher-flow units and rounding off with a custom ECU tune.

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The High Performance Vehicle Operations (HPVO) of GM, the department responsible for their top sports cars such as the Cadillac 'V-series' and Chevrolet 'SS' models, is going to be shut down.

This move sent ripples of concern in performance circles who believe that GM's present and future performance vehicles could meet their end here including the 2010 Camaro SS.

GM, however, allayed concerns with regards to the Camaro SS stating that cars like this and also like the Corvette ZR1 and Corvette Z06 are regularly engineered and do not go through HPVO.

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German magazine Auto Sport has organized a means to test which car -- the 2010 "Series II" GT-R or the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar -- has the faster Nurburging lap time.

Nissan 2010 "Series II" GT-R had claimed a 7m 26.7s Nurburgring lap time while General Motors Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar boasted to have a laptime of 7m 22.4 seconds.

 The two cars actually have huge differences. One is an all-wheel drive turbocharged V-6 with 480 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque and a curb weight of 3,800 pounds.

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General Motors is offering incentives for the 2009 and 2010 models of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. This is the first time that the carmaker offers incentives on this model.

When the coupe first arrived at dealerships, consumers were snatching them up very quickly and dealers sometimes made "market adjustments" that could add even more than $50,000 to the original price. 

But since then, sales for the ZR1 have dipped, causing GM to try to entice consumers once again. Buyers to the 2010 ZR1 will receive a $3000 cash back or 0% financing for 60 months.

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