2019 Corvette ZR1 Hot Lap with Tony Kanaan at Las Vegas Motorspeedway

2019 Corvette ZR1 Hot Lap with Tony Kanaan at Las Vegas Motorspeedway.

The Corvette ZR1’s exclusive LT5 supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, is establishing a new benchmark in performance. The ZR1 elevates Corvette’s track capability with two wind tunnel-honed aerodynamics packages, including an available High Wing that provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.

Seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions are available with the LT5. It’s the first time an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.

An all-new front fascia is designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to 13. A special carbon-fiber “halo” hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5 engine’s supercharger/intercooler assembly. Additional features including aero packages with stanchion-mounted wings help push the ZR1 harder onto the track for more confident handling and faster lap times. The ZR1 can reach a top speed above 210 mph.

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