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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

  • 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    They called it “King of the Hill”—and when it emerged in 1990, the Chevy Corvette ZR-1 would forever reformat what drivers thought about GM’s ever-evolving sports car. In the 1950s, the Chevy Corvette staked out a new performance frontier for General Motors. In the 1960s, the Corvette hit its thrilling peak of style and substance with the Sting Ray. But by the 1970s, emission regulations and gas crises neutered the potent ‘Vette. Through most of the 1980s, it licked its wounds while engineers gradually brought it back up to speed. That’s despite the...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 set a disappointing Nürburgring lap time

    Spy photographers spotted Chevy testing its most-powerful factory Corvette ever, the ZR1, on the Nürburgring Nordschleife on numerous occasions last year. Yet, we never received an official lap time. The answer is likely because, well, it's rather disappointing. According to a Facebook post...

  • Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Lego Technic kit
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 can be yours for $49.99, some assembly required

    Car enthusiasts and Lego fans, a new kit is available to keep you occupied. The latest Lego Technic kit depicts none other than the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and it's officially on sale. Perhaps it's a good time to return an unwanted gift and instead pick up something truly desired. When fully...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Virginia International Raceway
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    It's been called the Blue Devil in the past, but we just call it the King of America now. Chevrolet brought back the Corvette ZR1 for 2019, the third time it's offered the nameplate, and once again the car has destroyed much of the competition. The latest Chevrolet Corvette ZR1's heart is a...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Virginia International Raceway
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 recalled over faulty sensing diagnostic module

    Owners of 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 models should check their mailboxes in the weeks to come; GM has issued a recall for the 755-horsepower sports car over a faulty sensing diagnostic module (SDM). Per the safety recall report Chevrolet filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • GM product chief crashes pace car at Detroit Grand Prix
    GM product chief crashes Corvette ZR1 pace car at Detroit GP

    Put a hot car on a racetrack, go hard on the throttle, and the result could be an accident. Anyone who has ever attended a track day knows that they could be "that guy" on any given day. On Sunday the hot car was a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, that guy was GM's Executive Vice President of Global...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Jay Leno's Garage

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is one of the fastest cars in production right now, but it isn't an exotic with a price tag resembling some mortgages. How fast can it go? Chevy has set a lap record at Virginia International Raceway and also clocked the car at 212 mph. Jay Leno has been fortunate enough to push the car near its limits. He's taken one to 204 mph at General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan and recently he had Chevy's Shad Balcher over at his personal garage to explain all of the intricate details. Power in the ZR1 comes from a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 tuned to...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 top-speed run
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 clocked at 212 MPH

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette out of the factory. Naturally, it can go pretty damn fast. Chevrolet has released video of the car tackling the Papenburg test track in Germany where it was able to clock a 212 mph average between two runs. The final speed is calculated...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 pace car for the  2018 Indianapolis 500
    2019 Corvette ZR1 is most powerful pace car in Indy 500 history

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been named the official pace car of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, and with 755 horsepower on tap it will be the fastest, most powerful car to ever handle pacing duties in the race's 100-plus-year history. A blue example of the Corvette flagship will be used for the...

  • A 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has hit the dyno
    This is the first 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to hit the dyno

    When you take delivery of a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, you'll want to be sure it makes all of the power that Chevy claims is on tap. For the record, that would be 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. YouTuber StreetSpeed717 recently snagged what he claims is the fourth ZR1 off the Bowling...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Virginia International Raceway
    2019 Corvette ZR1 specs confirmed, including 0-60 mph time of 2.85 seconds

    We've known the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette to ever leave the factory thanks to a 755-horsepower, but now we know what the car can do with that incredible number. Speaking to Corvette Blogger during this month's 2018 12 Hours of Sebring race, Corvette Product Manager...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Virginia International Raceway
    2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 destroys Ford GT's VIR lap record

    There's a new king of Virginia International Raceway, and it's the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. It was only a few days ago we learned that Ford's halo, the $450,000, all-carbon fiber GT, set a lap record for production cars at VIR with a time of 2:38.62, beating the previous record of 2:40.02 set...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    When Chevrolet pulled the wraps off of the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a little nugget of information caught our attention. The brand claimed the 755-horsepower sports car would shoot flames from its exhaust, but it did not provide any evidence. Was it a quick puff of fire? A constant stream of fire spewing from the rear? Well, we have our answer. In a video published last month, Chevrolet provided some bonus content from the Corvette ZR1's test sessions. And, at full throttle, the car will indeed spew white flames for the exhaust—the entire time. The 12.0-second-long video immediately shows the...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Engineers had a fun code name for the new Corvette ZR1's LT5 engine

    Chevrolet's new Corvette ZR1 bowed with an incredible 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque last month with a noteworthy engine under the car's shaker hood: a 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 V8 engine. Like most awesome projects, the new LT5 engine had a special code name to ensure others didn't...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible
    2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 actually wasn't planned

    The last time the ZR1 badge showed up on a Corvette was with the C6-generation car, but we've long expected it to return with the C7-generation Corvette as well. However, a new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 wasn't always in the cards. GM Authority reported last Friday that the Corvette team originally...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    First 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to be auctioned off for charity

    In typical fashion, Chevrolet will auction of the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1 for charity. We'll give you one guess (Rick Hendrick) as to who's most likely to enter the winning bid Nonetheless, ZR1 VIN 001 will benefit a good cause. Chevrolet said Thursday that all proceeds will go to the...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible drops cover in LA, from $123,995

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 unveiled earlier this month in Dubai has now been shown as a convertible. Chevrolet took the covers off the open-top car on Tuesday at a preview event for this week’s 2017 Los Angeles auto show, where the automaker also confirmed pricing. The ZR1 coupe will...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 bows with 755-HP LT5 V-8

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has finally landed, and in Dubai of all places. We’ll get to the reasons behind the Dubai debut later. Right now you’re probably craving specs, so have at it. Due in showrooms next spring, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the fastest and most powerful Corvette in...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 leaked on magazine cover

    Welcome back, Corvette ZR1. Ahead of a proper public debut, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 found its way to the internet, thanks to a leaked image published by Corvette Blogger on Wednesday. Aside from this first photo showing the ZR1 in all its aerodynamic glory, we also know how much power it will make: 750 horsepower. That power will come from a new V-8 engine that, judging from a leaked image, will be supercharged. The leaked image also confirms the engine as the oft-rumored LT5 unit, a unit we've heard could move to a DOHC design instead of Chevy's traditional pushrod layout. The images...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Update: The Chevy Corvette ZR1 will debut on 11/12/17

    Update–Chevrolet has release a teaser video embedded above that confirms confirms some model of Corvette will be unveiled on 11/12/17, and you can bet your uncle's lucky penny it will be the new ZR1. A new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been testing for a while now. The last we heard the car was...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    LT5 engine RPO code shows up in GM system

    Well, well, well, it looks like General Motors may have finally tipped its hand as to what's lurking under the hood of the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. LSXMag, via Weapon X Motorsports, has discovered an RPO code for the long-rumored LT5 V-8 engine in GM's order system. The LT5 engine has been...

  • 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 With Noise Baffling
    The 2018 Corvette ZR1's exhaust is too loud for the 'Ring

    It seems the big brute that is the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 is a tad too loud for the Nürburgring Nordschleife, judging by the interesting pipes attached to the center-exit exhaust. We may love the loud sounds, but noise restrictions at the Green Hell put a stop to it all quite quickly. This is...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots and video

    Behold our latest spy shots and video of what’s likely to be a new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar. Corvette talk of late has centered on a new mid-engine platform but this not expected to be introduced until the arrival of the next-generation Corvette (C8), tipped to be...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 reveal now expected in August

    It was widely expected to debut at the 2017 Detroit auto show on this week, but a new range-topping version of the C7 Chevrolet Corvette was nowhere to be seen. We’re talking about the camouflaged C7 Corvette that’s been spotted testing on public roads for the past 12 months, a car...

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