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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 By the Numbers

Nine of the ZR1's most important stats

Nine of the ZR1's most important stats

The Corvette ZR1 has finally been revealed, and as expected it’s a numbers machine. We don’t know everything about the ZR1 yet, but here are the most important figures released so far.

755/715Chevy estimates the output of the ZR1 to be 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. That’s 101 hp and 65 lb-ft more than the Corvette Z06 and 300 hp and 255 lb-ft more than a base naturally aspirated Corvette Stingray.

16 – That’s the number of valves the ZR1’s 6.2-liter V-8 has. Despite intel that suggested the LT5 would be a dual-overhead-cam V-8 with four valves per cylinder, the LT5 in the ZR1 uses the same tried-and-true pushrod overhead valve setup that Chevy small blocks have used for decades. We still think a Chevy DOHC V-8 is coming, but this isn’t it.

52 – According to Chevy, the ZR1’s Eaton supercharger displaces 52 percent more air than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger. That explains why the unit is 2.9 inches taller and requires a large power bulge in the hood. The central carbon-fiber “halo” hood piece also accommodates the supercharger’s intercooler.

950 – The ZR1’s optional fixed rear wing generates 950 pounds (431 kg) of downforce at the track, according to Chevy. It can be adjusted by about 5 degrees. Even the standard wing is said to create 70 percent more downforce than the Z06’s aero kit.

100,000+ – Pricing for the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has not yet been announced, but it’s a safe bet its starting price will exceed $100,000 USD. The 2018 Corvette Z06 starts at $81,585 USD and the previous 2009 ZR1 started at $105,000 USD. However, Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter promises the ZR1’s price won’t be double that of a Stingray, which starts at $56,590 USD.

4 – Since 1970, only four Corvettes have been given the ZR1 designation. The first was the third-generation C3 Corvette, which offered a ZR1 package that included a hotter engine, a performance suspension, revised transmission, and upgraded brakes. The other three include the 1990 Corvette ZR-1, the 2009 Corvette ZR1, and this upcoming 2019 model.

210 – The Corvette ZR1 has a top speed of 210 mph (338 km/h), making it the fastest production Corvette ever, according to Chevy.

13 – Cooling has been an issue for the Z06, so Chevy added four new radiators to the ZR1 for a total of 13 heat exchangers. The front end was redesigned with new intake openings to feed air to these new cooling components.

3,560 – The ZR1 uses the most carbon fiber of any Chevy to date, which contributes to a curb weight of 3,560 pounds (1,615 kg)—about the same as a Z06.