General Motors wasn’t kidding when it said the Corvette ZR1 would be its “fastest, most powerful” car as Chevrolet shared video of the supercar hitting its top speed of 212 mph on Monday, April 23.
The Chevy Corvette ZR1 hit 212 mph at the Automotive Testing Papenburg proving ground track in Germany, a spokesperson with the automaker said in an email. The automaker revealed the supercar back in November 2017 in Dubai.
The ZR1’s LT5 engine comes in the form of a 6.2-liter supercharged one that makes 755 horsepower, 715 pounds of torque. Some key changes to the LT5 engine include Chevy’s new “intercooled” supercharger system that is expected to offer 52 percent more displacement than the previous generation LT4.
Chevy will offer the 2019 ZR1 with a seven-speed manual transmission, and for the first-time-ever, an eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission.
The General Motors automaker touts the Corvette as its “fastest, most powerful” production version of the car ever. This new supercar will also come with the optional high wing, which Chevy says will create an estimated 950 pounds of downforce when in use.