2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Review | First Drive | Edmunds

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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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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??


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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