Article: A Look At The C4 ZR-1’s Jewel-Like, All-Aluminum DOHC LT5 Engine

May 17, 2018

A Look At The C4 ZR-1’s Jewel-Like, All-Aluminum DOHC LT5 Engine
Corvette Online Scott Teeters May 10, 2018

In 2017, it seemed that the new ZR1 would never arrive. Of course, back in the olden days, car magazines published their “New Cars” editions in August to stoke enthusiasts for the arrival of the new cars in September. It was an annual tradition that Corvette inventor, Harley Earl created. Fast-forward to the digital age and there was a non-stop flow of leaks, spy photos, and teasers. There was just no rest for weary Corvette fans!

Finally in November 2017, Chevrolet unleashed the hottest street Corvette in one of the world’s hottest places, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Just like the Z06 Corvette, the ZR1 is a complete package and is just a few ticks away from being a street version of the C7.R, but with all the creature comforts imaginable, plus being available in coupe or convertible configuration, and with an 8-speed paddle shift transmission. Unlike the Grand Sport that can be easily mistaken for a Z06 (nothing wrong with that!), the new ZR1 has a dedicated front end, hood, side vents, and a rear wing. Under the hood, the new LT5 engine delivers 755-horsepower and 715 lb/ft of torque. At just 2,200-rpm, the LT5 has 600 lb/ft of torque. Yes, the new LT5 is a torque monster!

Click here to read Scott's complete article at Corvettes Online.

More News