The 2019 ZR1 was powered by Chevrolet’s exclusive LT5 supercharged engine. This 6.2L V-8 engine advanced Corvette’s supercharging legacy, which began with the 2009 sixth-generation ZR1 and continued with the 2015 seventh-generation Z06. Rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower (563 kW) and 715 lb -ft (969 Nm) of torque, the LT5 delivered the highest engine output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle.
This incredible performance output was achieved in large part because of the new, more-efficient inter-cooled supercharger system, which offered 52 percent more displacement than the aforementioned Zo6’s LT4 supercharger. Additionally, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 featured GM’s first-ever dual-fuel-injection system, which employed both primary direct injection and supplemental port injection.
Now, we get to see it go against another supercar: 2018 McLaren 720S. The McLaren 720S is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that spins out 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. That’s sufficient to push the sinewy supercar from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 212 miles per hour.
In this video brought to us by DragTimes, we get to see 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 go against a 2018 McLaren 720S in a quarter-mile drag race and roll racing at the Palm Beach International Raceway.