One of the most rumored and keenly anticipated high-performance models recently has definitely been the brand-new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1. The fans and speed enthusiasts have been expecting the new ZR1 to hit the market as a 2019 model, mainly because it has been announced as the most powerful Corvettes, but also because of its mid-engine configuration and evolutionary design. However, these rumors haven’t been confirmed yet.
- evolutionary design,
- innovative mid-engine configuration
- production model still not confirmed
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1, we have already mentioned that it should wear an evolutionary design that will probably be known as a brand-new C8 or an upgraded C7. It means that you should expect some quite innovative features and a race-inspired body. Speaking of its body, the new ZR1 should use lots of aluminum and carbon fiber for its chassis, which will additionally boost the acceleration and performance. The upcoming Corvette is also expected to be more aggressive and muscular, especially in the front fascia. Here, the fans will probably find some huge air intakes and a distinctive splitter while the back part of the vehicle should wear a rear wing. A powerful car like this should also provide better cooling for its engine so we can only imagine what other features this model will get on its hood. So, the exterior is much more pleasing than in new Chevy Impala.
Little has been known of the interior when it comes to 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1. However, since we have already mentioned that it will come with a mid-engine configuration, where the engine will be placed behind the driver, we should expect that the cabin of the new ZR1 will be positioned more forward. Its driver-oriented and race-inspired interior is definitely expected to show some significant updates in terms of materials, comfort as well as technology and safety. The seats will be comfortable, supportive and covered in premium leather. They will also provide options such as heating and ventilation. The driver should also get a squared leather-wrapped steering wheel and more than one LCD screen with lots of next-generation features and connectivity options.
A rumor has it that the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 should come with the so-called LT5 engine under its hood. Such an engine would probably be a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with dual-injection system. It is expected to deliver more than 700 horsepower, actually 755, and 715 pound-feet of torque. It has been estimated that the new ZR1 will take less than 3.0 seconds to hit 60 mph while its top speed will go over 200 mph. Both manual and automatic transmissions have been speculated, but we are waiting for more information at the moment. The biggest engine competitor for my opinion is 2019 Trans am, but the Dodge Challenger STR Hellcat is not too behind.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 has definitely been a mystery. On the other hand, the price of this powerful vehicle has been estimated to go up to $150,000.
Competitors: Ford Mustang Liberty Walk, Porsche 918 Spyder, Lamborghini Huracan, 2019 Audi R8.