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Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago reviews the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. With 755 horsepower, 715 pound-feet of torque, and a 212 mph top speed, the ZR1 delivers supercar performance. But is its radically powerful V8 too much to handle? Watch as we drive this mega-powerful Corvette around the track at Road Atlanta to find out.

Q: What kind of engine and transmission does the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 have?
A: The Corvette ZR1 has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed manual is standard, and an eight-speed automatic is optional.

Q: How much does the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 cost?
A: The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 starts at $123,820, including destination fees and a gas guzzler tax. The convertible variant asks $127,820. The Track Performance package costs $2,995, and it includes a tall and adjustable wing, racetrack-oriented summer tires, and revised suspension tuning.

Q: How fast is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1?
A: Chevrolet says the Corvette ZR1 will do 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, pass the quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds at 134 mph, and reach a top speed of 212 mph. The downforce from the Track Performance package reduces the top speed to 202 mph. The convertible tops out at 208 mph.

Q: What are the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s main competitors?
A: Few automakers produce extreme racetrack-oriented performance cars that are influenced by their motorsports endeavors. Fewer still equal the Corvette’s performance-per-dollar ratio. The Ford GT is another domestic supercar with a real endurance-racing pedigree, but it’s long sold-out. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS bears similar motorsports influence, but it costs over two times as much.

Read our First Drive here: https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/first-impressions/2019-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-first-drive.html

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Comments

Matěj Machovský says:

I didn't know that Ben Affleck does a car reviews now 😀 That car is a beast .. Great Review.

Ricochetrabitt says:

Wait, is he driving an automatic? Gtfo!

Jeff says:

Pentagram wheels. Ya devil car

J King says:

No sheet metal Carlos…

Sidhant Megh9 says:

Waiting ⏳for Ferrari 488 Pista Drive review

Robert Goldsworthy says:

Carlos is awesome! I love his writing style and his personal taste in cars! Those awesome traits make it an absolute joy to read his articles and watch his videos.

Timmy Alexander says:

Why the black A pillar? Nissan did it with the skyline because it doesn't have a very nice side profile. The corvette has an amazing side profile, don't get it.

325hpls1 says:

Love Carlos! Great car amd great review

Matthew Schiebout says:

Isn't this vette made of fiberglass and carbon fiber? Not "sheetmetal"?

Ivan Roque says:

Carlos made the right decision leaving those money hungry motortrend guys. Respect to Lieberman and Pobst though.

antonio locerto says:

i think its time that chevy stop doing corvette! but its time to build a new car different!

dash captures of Vermont says:

Be fun watching this vs f12 superfast (correct me if i got the name wrong) or gtb. It's the front eng rear wheel ferrari gtb that im thinking of.

Leif Jensen says:

So…best Corvette yet?

Still Searching says:

I am not a manual transmission fanatic. In fact, in most cases I would opt for a dct. This car has an automatic however. The manual is definitely the better option.

SevenTwenty8IGHT says:

That color makes it look amazing

Cj Vaans says:

The spec is gorgeous.

Mr. T says:

Wow silver is the best lookin color so far funny enough I have a silver car and love silver cars haha but this really looks nice in it

John Trussell says:

Wait…why the hell is Carlos on Edmunds now? He was the best at Motor Trend now he goes to shitty Edmunds??

KEVIN MANSFIELD says:

Although the engine is big and sucks more gas then a fighter jet my test drive was rough after 30 minute I needed a back brace not a daily driver at high speeds it felt a little unstable 100+. This is the 3 rd high performance car I tested in my search for a new car. And ruled out . This is not a drivers car.

Bic Boi says:

It needs a fat rear diffuser to balance out the looks. The back looks too high and plain for a track car.

Joel Karara says:

Larlos Cagoooo

FightScienceAa82 says:

I found Carlos!!

John Anderson says:

thank god the new one is coming out soon

jim metro says:

speed limit is 65. what is this car compensation for?

mike569112 says:

It’s so ugly.

EuroSpeed says:

GM.. Why not use the 10 Speed Automatic…… Are you listening Chevy can you hear me…

T M says:

Carlos is the man

Tungsten23 says:

That sounds nice :O

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