Article: Exclusive: 2019 C7 ZR1 Originally Wasn"t Planned

February 11, 2018

By Manoli Katakis in GM Authority

Chevrolet revealed this month (Dec) what appears to be the Corvette to end all other front-engine production Corvettes. The 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 is Chevy’s latest apex predator, with 755 horsepower from its 6.2L LT5 V8 engine, featuring dual-fuel-injection and a supercharger so big that the development team had to cut a hole in the hood to fit it, and up to 1,000 pounds of downforce with the ZTK performance package. And in Los Angeles, they officially revealed the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible.

One can assume that a performance car so aggressive and powerful was in the original product lifecycle plans for the C7 Corvette all the while. But when we popped the question, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter responded with an unflinching “no.”

Read more:Click Here to read why the new ZR1 almost wasn't born.




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