With a top speed of more than 210 miles per hour, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 gets 755 horsepower from its 6.2-liter, 8-cylinder supercharged, dual-injected engine. And for the first time, the ZR1 will be offered with an automatic transmission, though a seven-speed manual is still available.
Chevy hasn’t revealed how quick it is, but says the ZR1 will break the 210 mph barrier, which could put it within range of the $450,000 2016 mph Ford GT.
At the rear, the Corvette ZR1 is nearly identical to the Corvette Z06, but the major difference is either the low rise or high rise wing attached. The low rise wing is standard, while the ZTK package adds the big wing for 60 percent more downforce than the Z06’s Z07 package.
Even so, you likely won’t be able to match the ZR1’s overall performance at its price, no matter how hard you try. In this respect, then, the car remains the bargain that the Corvette has always been, while at the same time reasserting itself as America’s definitive sports car*.