I might get some flak for this but I truly believe the 4th generation Corvette is the best generation. Sure it had barely 200-horsepower out of a wheezing V8 when it debuted in 1984 but it also had pop-up head lights, saw blade wheels and looked like a shovel with t-tops.
Or maybe it’s not! Who am I to say?
The new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is out, with a six figure price tag and a 755 horsepower supercharged V8. That engine has quite the tone to it, and it’s a little difficult to describe. At least it is for me. Maybe you’ll have an easier time.
I’m not even sure where to begin here. We’ve reached the limits of hyperbole. We’ve reached the limits of sense. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 can be yours for $119,995, which is a lot for a Corvette, but this thing has an obscene amount of performance. If you need more, behold the Corvette ZR1 Convertible, a 755…
The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1—Chevy’s latest contender in the battle for performance supremacy—is finally here after months of teases and leaks. From the most recent leak, we already had a pretty good idea what this car would be: basically a Z06 with a huge wing and 750 horsepower thanks to a larger throttle body,…
I’m not sure if this “leak” was meant to happen or not, but the cover for the December 2017 issue of Car and Driver is making the rounds on the internet, and with it comes our first official look at the new Corvette ZR1. And the power rating. It’s 750 horsepower now. So, uh, a lot. Update: More details on the car…
I prefer my Corvettes with engines from Mercury Marine and tuning from Lotus, thank you very much.
The wind hushed through the trees. It was quiet—peaceful, even. But not for long.
Spy photos and videos suggest that some new Chevrolet Corvette, perhaps the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1, has a massive rear wing that you could practically eat dinner on. We’ve shared a video of what appears to be this same pack of test mules before, but this one gives a real close-up of the three.
It looks mean, it looks nasty and we’ve been waiting for it: this camouflaged Corvette prototype with a massive stinkin’ wing just could be the new C7 Corvette ZR1.
There’s a maybe-supercharged V8 explosion coming from the southern shores of wonder, a ZR1-familiar LS9 stuck nose-up into the front of a Holden Commodore, which is Australian for “Chevrolet SS.” It’s the big boom time now, maybe, baby.
Autoblog captured some spy photos of a Corvette prototype (that may be the Corvette ZR1, the blog points out) tugging along a laughable massive wing on the trunk. This is basically what it looks like.
The haters wanna hate, hate, hate on the fourth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, but I think it's actually a pretty interesting machine, and one that successfully moved a legendary nameplate into the modern era. And of all C4 Corvettes, none stand above the mighty Corvette ZR-1.
[How righteous was the 1990 Corvette ZR-1? Even Chevy couldn't help do a burnout in it for the car's press photo shoot.]
Hennessey made a new song. It's called "Ballad of a 750 Horsepower Supercharged V8." Do you like it?
Which is faster: the legendary Corvette ZR1 of the '90s, or the twin turbo Callaway Corvette? The straight-laced folks at Motorweek went to find out.