Welcome to the latest Corvette from Chevrolet wearing the racy ZR1 badge. The C7 base car has become the fourth Corvette to get the ultimate in steroids after the C6, C4 and C3 generation models.
Although a growing number of supercars are moving towards cleaner, hybrid engines, says Top Gear, the ZR1 sticks with the base car’s more traditional supercharged 6.2-litre V8 motor. However, the website adds, the supercar’s power output has been upped from 453bhp to 745bhp.
The fourth-generation Corvette ZR1 features several more aggressive design cues compared to the Corvette Z06, including a more chiselled hood, more massive and lower air intakes grilles above a more obvious splitter and an extensive rear spoiler.
Lets talk aero. The ZR1 is available with two wing options; either a standard wing for a top speed in excess of 210mph, or ‘high’ wing if you want the rear end to stick to the track like a sauteed Tangfastic. Thankfully, both come with two-piece carbon ceramic brakes, with six-piston aluminium calipers to bring it to a stop.