Tag Archives: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 recalled over faulty sensing diagnostic module

Owners of 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 models should check their mailboxes in the weeks to come; GM has issued a recall for the 755-horsepower sports car over a faulty sensing diagnostic module (SDM). Per the safety recall report Chevrolet filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, extreme braking or acceleration can cause the SDM to...

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GM product chief crashes Corvette ZR1 pace car at Detroit GP

Put a hot car on a racetrack, go hard on the throttle, and the result could be an accident. Anyone who has ever attended a track day knows that they could be "that guy" on any given day. On Sunday the hot car was a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, that guy was GM's Executive Vice President of Global Product Development Mark Reuss. To further Reuss's...

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 clocked at 212 MPH

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette out of the factory. Naturally, it can go pretty damn fast. Chevrolet has released video of the car tackling the Papenburg test track in Germany where it was able to clock a 212 mph average between two runs. The final speed is calculated using one run against the wind, and a second run with the...

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2019 Corvette ZR1 is most powerful pace car in Indy 500 history

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been named the official pace car of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, and with 755 horsepower on tap it will be the fastest, most powerful car to ever handle pacing duties in the race's 100-plus-year history. A blue example of the Corvette flagship will be used for the premiere event of the IndyCar season, which is scheduled for...

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This is the first 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to hit the dyno

When you take delivery of a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, you'll want to be sure it makes all of the power that Chevy claims is on tap. For the record, that would be 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. YouTuber StreetSpeed717 recently snagged what he claims is the fourth ZR1 off the Bowling Green assembly line and the first with a manual...

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2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 destroys Ford GT’s VIR lap record

There's a new king of Virginia International Raceway, and it's the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. It was only a few days ago we learned that Ford's halo, the $450,000, all-carbon fiber GT, set a lap record for production cars at VIR with a time of 2:38.62, beating the previous record of 2:40.02 set by the Dodge Viper ACR in 2015. The GT's time was set during...

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2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 can shoot flames from its exhaust

When Chevrolet pulled the wraps off of the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a little nugget of information caught our attention. The brand claimed the 755-horsepower sports car would shoot flames from its exhaust, but it did not provide any evidence. Was it a quick puff of fire? A constant stream of fire spewing from the rear? Well, we have our answer. In a video...

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Engineers had a fun code name for the new Corvette ZR1’s LT5 engine

Chevrolet's new Corvette ZR1 bowed with an incredible 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque last month with a noteworthy engine under the car's shaker hood: a 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 V8 engine. Like most awesome projects, the new LT5 engine had a special code name to ensure others didn't know what exactly was in the works. That name was "BAS." What...

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First 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to be auctioned off for charity

In typical fashion, Chevrolet will auction of the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1 for charity. We'll give you one guess (Rick Hendrick) as to who's most likely to enter the winning bid Nonetheless, ZR1 VIN 001 will benefit a good cause. Chevrolet said Thursday that all proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation is...

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible drops cover in LA, from $123,995

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 unveiled earlier this month in Dubai has now been shown as a convertible. Chevrolet took the covers off the open-top car on Tuesday at a preview event for this week's 2017 Los Angeles auto show, where the automaker also confirmed pricing. The ZR1 coupe will start at a very reasonable $119,995, while the ZR1 Convertible...

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