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Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR1 Returns for 2019 with 755 Horsepower

Posted November 20, 2017 10:00 AM by dstrohl
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Based upon Chevrolet’s C6 Corvette, the last ZR1 model thundered off into the sunset in 2013. Since then, boost-loving Corvette fans have gotten by with the C7 Corvette Z06, which uses a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8, rated at 650 horsepower, to convert rear tires to white smoke. Next spring, Chevy dealers will begin taking orders for an all-new 2019 ZR1 Corvette with 755 horsepower on tap, making it the most powerful Chevrolet model ever produced.

Throughout Corvette history, the ZR1 moniker has always been reserved for special high-performance models. From 1970 to ’72, the ZR1 package was targeted to road racers, and included the LT1 V-8, aluminum radiator, transistor ignition, an M22 four-speed transmission, power brakes, and a heavy-duty suspension. Not available with the ZR1 package were luxuries like power windows, power steering, air conditioning, or a radio, and over three production years just 53 examples were produced.

The ZR1 is back! This machine looks to steal back some of the 'Vettes performance thunder.

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11/20/2017 11:30 AM

about twice the power most who would drive one could handle.

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11/20/2017 12:38 PM

It's never been about being able to use it, it's always about just having it (so you can show other people).

That's like people who go out and spend $5,000.00 on custom made golf clubs when they would have done much better with a set of $120.00 clubs and $4,880.00 of lessons.

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11/20/2017 12:49 PM

lol,... my older sister, who is a avid golfer... lesson, nice (expensive) clubs and the like.

I don't golf with her anymore... she is so dam serious... last time I golfed it was with her and her husband... pretty easy going guy.

I brought my rarely use set of clubs I bought at Sam's Club , I would drill a drive over and behind a sparsely wooded area the woods off the greens. I could just barely see the flag and I'd then put it on the green... I didn't say a word, but my brother-in-law was watching... got to the 8th hole, and my sister must have been doing poorly, she was complaining about the weather, her clubs, crappy greens and a list of other things...

I then say, ya, I pretty crappy myself today too... and my brother-in-law correct me and listed all my good shots. She asked me where I got my clubs... I told her, oh these?,... oh these?, they're Sam's Clubs,... my brother-in-law got it real quick and started laughing when my sister asked,... Sam who?

My sister would also show me her very expensive driver... I would say, ya, I got a nice driver too, but I didn't bring it.... because my girlfriend complains she could never find our snow shovel when she needs it. So I stopped using it.

My brother-in-law must really be keyed in to my sense of humor... he laughed,... and I think to this day my sister didn't understand when I'm messing with her.

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11/20/2017 1:07 PM

No deal, I'm holding out for the 2020 model I need at least 1000hp....haha

OK now yer talkin'....

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