Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2019-2020 – photo, price, characteristics of the new Corvette C7 ZR1

General Motors has unveiled the most extreme version of the seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette called the ZR1. It premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Outside, the ZR1 modification can be distinguished from the usual Corvette by the presence of enlarged air intakes. The latter made it possible to improve the cooling of the car’s components, while the brand’s specialists installed four additional radiators (in total there were 13 of them).

New Corvette ZR1

Chevrolet catalog

To improve aerodynamics, the new Corvette ZR1 2018-2019 is equipped with a pronounced front spoiler and “low wing”. This body kit generates 70% more downforce compared to the Z06 version, and is best at high-speed races in a straight line.

For winding tracks, the ZTK Performance package has been prepared, which provides for the installation of an enlarged front splitter, a “high wing” with two positions, as well as multi-width wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires of 285/30 and 335/25 in the front and rear, respectively. Plus, slightly different suspension settings are used here.

Salon of the new Corvette ZR1

Despite its aggressive appearance, the Corvette ZR1 in the new body is quite suitable for everyday travel. So, the car has leather seats with heating and ventilation, and the passenger is offered a Bose audio system, modern multimedia and climate control.

The supercar is powered by a new generation LT5 engine, developed on the basis of the LT4 unit, which is equipped with the Z06. This 6.2-liter “eight” for the first time received a combined injection system into the intake manifold and directly into the cylinders, and also acquired a modified intercooler and a reinforced crankshaft.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2018 in a new body

In addition, the Americans increased the volume of the Eaton drive supercharger to 2.6 liters (+ 52%) and installed an exhaust system with active dampers. As a result, the engine on the new ZR1 develops 765 hp. and 970 Nm of torque.

The 1,598 kg coupe takes just 2.85 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (95 km / h), and the two-door accelerates to 100 miles (160 km / h) in 6.0 seconds. The car covers the distance of a quarter of a mile (402 meters) in 10.6 seconds, the maximum speed of the model is 341 kilometers per hour. When measuring in two directions, the results were shown at 346 and 338 km / h – the average value went to the passport.

New Corvette C7 in the ZR1 version

The car can be ordered with both a seven-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic. As for the suspension on transverse springs, it practically does not differ from the one used on the source, but its settings are still slightly different, while already in the ZR1 base it comes with electronically controlled Magnetic Ride shock absorbers.

Stopping safely is ensured by carbon ceramic discs with six and four-piston calipers at the front and rear, respectively. The start of new sales of the Corvette C7 ZR1 in the States fell on the spring of 2018, the price starts at $ 120,000, while it is possible that a small quota of cars will also be in Russia.

ZR1 Convertible

Corvette ZR1 Convertible

Together with the coupe, a roadster was also presented at the Los Angeles auto show, which was equipped with a folding fabric top – the electric drive can raise and lower the roof on the go, if the speed does not exceed 48 km / h. The mechanism added 27 kilograms to the model’s weight, so that the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible weighs 1,625 kg, but this does not prevent it from accelerating to an impressive 341 km / h.

Both externally and in terms of technology, the car with a retractable roof completely repeats the coupe – the engineers did not touch the chassis settings or strengthen the body structure. The cost of the modification in the US is at least $ 124,000.


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