With the 6.2-litre LT5 supercharged V8, available only in the ZR1 and wielding a Society of Automotive Engineers-certified 563kW and 969Nm, is how, thanks to a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system that moves 52 percent more charge air than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger, and GM’s first dual-fuel-injection system with primary direct injection as well as supplemental port injection.
The current king of Corvettes is the Z06, which boasts 650 horsepower and stupendous performance. But that is not enough in a world of 707-horsepower Dodge Hellcats and 808-horsepower Dodge Demons.
“As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1’s design supports its capability in every way,” said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager. “The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed.”
No price has yet been given for the ZR1, although sales will begin in the spring. A handful is expected to be imported to the UK, although no official imports are likely.