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Track Testing The 2019 C7 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 was developed with the intent of building a super-car iteration of the Corvette that pushed the limits of the brand to the highest power output, greatest track performance and most advanced technology package in its sixty-six year production history.

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.

The combination of the 755-horsepower Supercharged V8, carbon fiber bodywork and a GT3-like aero package allows the 2019 ZR1 to go 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds and a reach a maximum speed of 212 mph. Now, TheSmokingTire gives us an exclusive look at a 2019 Corvette ZR1 in action at a race track as they test out its track capabilities!