Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercharged to 765 horsepower

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercharged to 765 horsepower

The new 2019 ZR1 is what Chevrolet is calling its fastest, most powerful production Corvette yet.

The new "King of the Hill" has a 755 hp 6.2-liter V8 sticking out of its hood, thanks to a supercharger that's over 50 percent larger than the one used by the now relatively weak-kneed 650 hp Corvette Z06. The vehicle boasts a shocking 755 horsepower, 6.2-liter, V8 engine that can produce 715 pound per feet of torque.

A low-wing pack is available to maximise the ZR1's top speed, while a two-way-adjustable high wing generates more downforce and is designed for faster lap times.

This new supercar will also come with the optional high wing, which Chevy says will create an estimated 950 pounds of downforce when in use.

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Both of the ZR1's wings are tied into the chassis, like the Corvette Racing C7.R racecar, for strength and stability.

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The High Wing is part of the ZTK Performance Package, which also throws in a giant front splitter with carbon fibre end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and specific tuning for the chassis and Magnetic Ride Control dampers, delivering greater cornering grip.

The new design package complements the Corvette ZR1's tradition of offering maximum performance with refinement and design distinction. In fact, there's more than enough to shock you: whether or not you opt for the eye-searing Sebring Orange Design Package. Apparently, GM put a lot of effort into coming up with the C6 ZR1's transparent hood window, only to find that some customers thought it looked like a cheap piece of plastic.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is nothing short of an aerodynamic masterpiece.

Another quick giveaway is the ZR1's carbon fiber hood that features that helps cover an engine three inches taller than what's powering the Z06. The brakes are equally monstrous two-piece carbon ceramic rotors, with fixed six-piston aluminum calipers at the front. Figure on upwards of $130k to get one on your drive when the ZR1 goes on sale in the Spring of 2018.

Even so, you likely won't be able to match the ZR1's overall performance at its price, no matter how hard you try. On the inside, Sebring Orange cars also have orange seat belts, orange stitching and various bits of bronze aluminium trim. Additional extras available include a Bose audio system, performance data recorder, and heated and vented Nappa-leather trimmed seats.