“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”
Both versions of the ZR1 come with a new front underwing, which aims to bring more stability and downforce to the car.
General Motors chose Dubai for the global premiere of the last celebration of the C7 generation Corvette and the return of the ZR1 crown that was applied to the third-generation Corvette in 1979, C4 in 1990, and C6 in 2009. “We don’t do a ZR1 every generation,” said chief engineer Tadge Juechter. “It’s not an automatic.”
With the impending arrival of the C8 generation, mid-engine car tentatively dubbed Zora after legendary engineer Zora-Artus Duntov, as well as the massive upheaval in the automotive market in general, things are about to change for the Corvette. If this is indeed the end of the line for the Corvette as we’ve come to know it, we couldn’t think of a better way for it to go out than with a 755 hp, supercharged bang.