chevrolet presents the ‘ZR1’, a supercar that pushes the ‘corvette’s’ performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history. the supercar’s aggressive appearance is driven by function, contributing to its distinction as the fastest production ‘corvette’ to date.


all images © chevrolet 

 

 

the chevrolet ‘corvette ZR1’s’ front fascia is designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to thirteen. a carbon-fiber ‘halo’ hood is open in the middle to clear the ‘LT5’ engine’s supercharger / intercooler assembly, while owner’s can choose between a seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. additional features, including aero packages with stanchion-mounted wings, help push the ‘ZR1’ harder onto the track for more confident handling and faster lap times —  top speed of the ‘ZR1’ is over 210 mph (340 km/h).

 

 

the ‘ZR1’ will offer two aero packages — a standard rear low wing, which delivers top speed and helps generate up to 70 percent more downforce, and an available two-way-adjustable high wing that offers maximum downforce on the track for the quickest lap times. all models also feature the american-automaker’s first, downforce-enhancing front underwing. the adjustable high wing is part of a ‘ZTK’ performance package, which includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, michelin ‘pilot sport cup’ two summer-only tires, and specific chassis and magnetic ride control tuning for greater cornering grip.

 

 

the corvette ‘ZR1’ also debuts a dynamic, ‘sebring orange’ design package — centered on its tintcoat exterior color, orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and a bronze aluminum interior trim.

 

 

the custom package complements the ‘zr1’s’ tradition of offering performance with refinement and design distinction. the driver-focused cockpit includes standard leather-trimmed seats, with sueded microfiber inserts. heated and vented napa leather-trimmed seating is also available, as well as a carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, bose premium audio system, performance data recorder, and competition sport seats.

 

  • Just an old man’s blue pill. The appeal gets more narrow by the year—like the Camaro.

    Jim

    JimCan says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

technology news