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2019 Corvette ZR1:
The Return of the King

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, LA Auto Show
Chevrolet announced the 2019 Corvette ZR1 at the Dubai Auto Show on November 12, 2017.

As with the Corvette Z06, the ZR1 intentions were purely racetrack oriented. While capable of boulevard cruising or even grocery getting, the first priority for the ZR1 is track day dominance. The price is $119,995.00.

Rated at 755 horsepower @ 6300 rpm (SAE certified) the LT5 Engine was an advancement of the supercharging technology found in the Corvette Z06 which was introduced in 2015. Torque is 715 lb.- ft. @ 4400 rpm (SAE certified). This makes the 2019 ZR1 the most powerful Corvette ever. Displacement is 6.2 liters (376 cu. in. / 6162 cu. cc.), the same as the standard Stingray, Grand Sport and Z06 C7 Corvettes.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in Sebring Orange
The horsepower gains came via 52% increased supercharger capacity over the LT4 Z06 installation; the 2019 LT5 supercharger displaces 2.65-liters. Also, when compared to the LT4 supercharger found in the Z06, the LT5 unit revs to 15,680 vs. 21,000 RPM; lower revs reduce heat problems and improve efficiency. The LT5 uses an 11 rib serpentine belt (as opposed to eight for the LT4) and it takes 110 horsepower just to turn the supercharger. Peak boost is 13.9 PSI. Sharp eyed observers have noted that a smaller pulley, which would increase boost and horsepower looks possible but GM is quick to point out the upgrade would void the warranty. The cylinder block, connecting rods, pistons and heads are the same as the Z06 but the crankshaft has been improved. The fuel system has significant upgrades with both (primary) direct and (supplemental) port injection. Eco mode, which is part of the Active Fuel Management via cylinder deactivation on LT1 engined Stingrays, is not included with the ZR1.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Shaker Hood Opening 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Carbon Fiber Hood
A very distinctive visual cue: The ZR1 hood has a "Shaker"; a popular '60s trick where the carburetor (or in this case, blower) cover appeared through a hole in the hood (left). The cover shake could be seen by the driver. This was more of a necessity than a gimmick as the increased blower size (2.9 inches higher than the Z06 blower) forced a significantly taller hood (below).
2019 Corvette ZR1 Hood

2019 Corvette ZR1 Front Air Intake
Cooling had been a problem on C7 Z06 Corvettes that had seen rigorous racetrack use. GM was sensitive to the issue and went to great lengths to solve the problem in the ZR1. The solution was larger front air intakes (above) and 13 radiators / heat exchangers on automatic ZR1s.



2019 Corvette ZR1 ZTK Performance Package Rear Wing
The "High Wing", part of the ~$3,000 ZTK Performance Package, which includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip. Designer Tom Peters told us the aerodynamic performance was the same if the wing was just a simple flat piece but the visual was boring, hence the swoopy shape.
2019 Corvette ZR1 ZTK Standard Rear Wing
The standard flat wing, aka the "Low Wing".
2019 Corvette ZR1 ZTK Performance Package and Standard Rear Wing
2019 Corvette ZR1 ZTK Performance Package Rear Wing Above left, right: ZTK Performance Package wing and standard wing. The ZTK wing generates an astounding 950 lbs. of force, so much that it was found necessary to attach it directly to the frame. Had it been simply mounted on the body surface, as most wings are, the downforce would have busted up the bodywork for sure. Note the aggressive end plates.

One might assume that the ZTK wing (right) is the way to go, but not necessarily. The 950 lbs. generated is great for improving cornering speeds but it adds drag, slowing down top speed and quarter mile acceleration runs. It's one of those "take your pick" dilemmas facing ZR1 buyers, with road racers preferring the ZTK wing. Top speed is a SAE certified 212.48 mph and the quarter mile time is quoted by GM as being in the high 10 second range.


2019 Corvette ZR1 Front Wheel 2019 Corvette ZR1 Rear Wheel
Left: The ZR1 front wheels gained ½ inch over the Z06 to 19 x 10.5 inches; the rear wheel remained the same at 20 inch x 12 inches. The bodywork forward of the A pillar is exclusive to the ZR1.

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2019 Corvette ZR1 Specs

Body Specs

Wheelbase 106.7.00 inches / 2,710 mm.
Overall Length 176.9 inches / 4,493 mm.
Overall Width 77.4 inches / 1,965 mm.
Overall Height 48.6 inches / 1,234 mm.
Front Track 63.6 inches / 1,615 mm.
Rear Track 62.5 inches / 1,588 MM.

Interior Dimensions

Headroom 38 inches / 962 mm.
Legroom 43 inches / 1,092 mm.
Shoulder Room 55 inches / 1,397 mm.
Hip Room 54 inches / 1,371 mm.

Weight and Capacities

Curb Weight 3,524 lb. / 1,568 kg. (Coupe)
3,584 / 1,595 kg. (Convertible)
EPA Passenger Volume 52 Cubic Feet / 1,472 Liters
Cargo Volume 15 Cubic Feet / 425 Liters

Engine

Type LT5 6.2L Supercharged V-8 with direct and port injection
Bore / Stroke 4.06 inches x 3.62 mm. / 103.25 inches x 92 mm.
Block Material Cast Aluminum
Cylinder Head Material Cast Aluminum
Valvetrain Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery Direct Injection and Port Injection
Horsepower 755 Horsepower @ 6300 rpm (SAE certified)
Torque 715 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm (SAE certified)
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.5 gallons / 70 Liters

Wheels, Tires

Wheel Size Front: 19 inch x 10.5 inch
Rear: 20 inch x 12 inch
Tire Size Front: P285/30ZR19
Rear: P335/25ZR20
Tires Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat (standard)
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (ZTK)

Brakes

Type Front and rear power-assisted discs with two-piece carbon ceramic matrix rotors
Fixed six-piston aluminum front calipers
Fixed four-piston aluminum rear calipers
Brake Rotor Size Front 15.5 inches / 394 mm.
Rear 15.3 inches / 388 mm.

Chassis

Front Suspension Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone
Cast aluminum upper and lower control arms
Transverse-mounted composite spring
Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Rear Suspension Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone
Cast aluminum upper and lower control arms
Transverse-mounted composite spring
Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Steering Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
Turning Circle 39.2 ft. / 11.6 m
Transmission 7-speed manual with Active Rev Match
or
8-speed paddle-shift automatic
Final Drive Ratio 3.42 (manual)
2.41 (automatic)

2019 Corvette Options, Prices

RPO Description Production Price
1YV07 2019 Corvette ZR1 Coupe 2,441 (7.01%) $119,995.00
1YV67 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible 512 (1.47%) $123,995.00
1YW07 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 9,496 (27.27%) $66,590.00
1YW67 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 1,745 (5.01%) $70,590.00
1YX07 2019 Corvette Stingray Coupe with Z51 1,728 (4.96%) $61,590.00
1YX67 2019 Corvette Stingray Convertible with Z51 324 (0.93%) $65,590.00
1YY07 2019 Corvette Stingray Coupe 9,771 (28.06%) $56,590.00
1YY67 2019 Corvette Stingray Convertible 1,868 (5.36%) $60,590.00
1YZ07 2019 Corvette Z06 Coupe 5,965 (17.13%) $80,590.00
1YZ67 2019 Corvette Z06 Convertible 972 (2.79%) $84,590.00
2LT Equipment Group 10,604 (30.45%) $4,455.00
2LZ Equipment Group Z06 3,109 (8.93%) $3,565.00
36S Yellow Stitching 387 (1.11%) $395.00
37S Blue Stitching 677 (1.94%) $395.00
38S Red Stitching 1,041 (2.99%) $395.00
3F9 Safety Belt Color Red 2,949 (8.47%) $395.00
3LT Equipment Group 3,502 (10.06%) $9,745.00
3LZ Equipment Group Z06 2,232 (6.41%) $8,945.00
3ZR Equipment Group ZR1 2,761 (7.93%) $10,000.00
AE4 Competition Sport Seats ($2,495 for suede inserts) 4,783 (13.74%) $1,995.00
B92 Carbon Fiber Hood Section (No Stripes) 4,349 (12.49%) $1,995.00
BV4 Personalized Dash Plaque 680 (1.95%) $200.00
C2M Carbon Fiber Dual Roof Package (Coupe) 706 (2.03%) $2,995.00
C2Q Body-Color Dual Roof Package (Coupe) 440 (1.26%) $1,995.00
C2Q Visible Carbon Fiber Roof (Coupe) 2,981 (8.56%) $1,995.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel Transparen (Coupe) 1,902 (5.46%) $995.00
CFV Carbon Fiber Ground Effects 4,714 (13.54%) $3,995.00
CFZ Carbon Fiber Ground Effects (Splits, Spoiler) 2,722 (7.82%) $2,995.00
D30 Non-Recommended Color / Trim / Top Combo 134 (0.38%) $590.00
DFZ Satin Black Stripe with Jake Logo (ZR1) 228 (0.65%) $500.00
DNE Grand Sport Center Stripe Carbon Flash 296 (0.85%) $995.00
DTH Full Stripe - Carbon Flash 348 (1.00%) $950.00
DTN Full Stripe - Cyber Gray 55 (0.16%) $950.00
DTP Full Stripe - Blade Silver 205 (0.59%) $950.00
DTQ Full Stripe - Inferno Orange 9 (0.03%) $950.00
DTR Full Stripe - Crystal Red 95 (0.27%) $950.00
DTW Hood Stinger, Carbon Flash 1,771 (5.09%) $500.00
DUO Full Stripe - Satin Black 255 (0.73%) $950.00
DUP Full Stripe - Red / White / Blue 27 (0.08%) $950.00
DUR Grand Sport Center Stripe Satin Black 56 (0.16%) $995.00
DUR Full Stripe, Grand Sport - Satin Black 56 (0.16%) $950.00
DVQ Hood Stinger, Jake 600 (1.72%) $500.00
DWA Full Stripe - Yellow 18 (0.05%) $950.00
DXM Hood Stinger, Shark Gray 36 (0.10%) $500.00
DXP Grand Sport Center Stripe Red 101 (0.29%) $995.00
DXT Grand Sport Center Stripe Gray 20 (0.06%) $995.00
DXU Grand Sport Center Stripe Blue 44 (0.13%) $995.00
DXX Grand Sport Center Stripe White 163 (0.47%) $995.00
DYV Hood Stinger, Satin Black 296 (0.85%) $500.00
E57 Carbon Fiber Tonneau Inserts (Convertible) 669 (1.92%) $995.00
EFX Shark Gray Exterior Vents 200 (0.57%) $595.00
EFY Body Color Exterior Vents 567 (1.63%) $999.00
ERI Battery Protection Package 13,227 (37.98%) $100.00
EYK Chrome Badge Package 16,693 (47.94%) $100.00
EYT Carbon Flash Badge Package (included with Z06) 15,575 (44.73%) $100.00
FAY Carbon Fiber Interior Appearance Package 3,487 (10.01%) $995.00
FE2 Magnetic Selective Ride with non Z51 569 (1.63%) $1,795.00
FE4 Magnetic Selective Ride with Z51 (standard on Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1) 622 (1.79%) $1,795.00
G1E Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat Paint 5,397 (15.50%) $995.00
G26 Sebring Orange Metallic Tintcoat Paint 2,980 (8.56%) $995.00
GC6 Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat Paint 1,291 (3.71%) $995.00
J57 Ceramic Brake Rotors (Z06 without Z07, Grand Sport 3,163 (9.08%) $7,495.00
J6A Black Calipers 6,738 (19.35%) $595.00
J6B Blue Calipers, ZR1 887 (2.55%) $595.00
J6E Yellow Calipers 1,425 (4.09%) $595.00
J6F Red Calipers 17,226 (49.47%) $595.00
J6K Gray Calipers 7,788 (22.37%) $595.00
J6L Orange Calipers, ZR1 758 (2.18%) $595.00
M5U Eight-Speed Paddle Shift Automatic Transmission 27,017 (77.59%) $1,725.00
N26 Suede Steering Wheel, Seats, Shift Knob, Boot 2,618 (7.52%) $695.00
NPP Performance Exhaust (plus 5 HP) included with Z51, Grand Sport, Z06, ZR1 24,871 (71.42%) $1,195.00
PBC Engine Plant Build Experience 54 (0.16%) $5,000.00
PDA Drivers Series Package, Grand Sport Coupe - Antonio Garcia ($5,995 with 3LT) 14 (0.04%) $4,995.00
PDJ Drivers Series Package, Grand Sport Coupe - Jan Magnussen ($5,995 with 3LT) 25 (0.07%) $4,995.00
PDO Drivers Series Package, Grand Sport Coupe - Oliver Gavin ($5,995 with 3LT) 35 (0.10%) $4,995.00
PDT Drivers Series Package, Grand Sport Coupe - Tommy Milner ($5,995 with 3LT) 21 (0.06%) $4,995.00
PIN Customer-Selectable VIN 19 (0.05%) $5,000.00
Q6B Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 1,230 (3.53%) $1,995.00
Q6J Spectra Gray Wheels with Groove (Z06) 498 (1.43%) $595.00
Q6T Black Painted Z51 Aluminum Wheels 5,591 (16.06%) $495.00
Q6U Black Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 3,892 (11.18%) $495.00
Q7E Chrome Z51 Aluminum Wheels 3,028 (8.70%) $1,995.00
Q8K Grand Sport Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels 371 (1.07%) $1,495.00
Q8U Z06 Ten-Spoke, Pearl Nickel Painted Aluminum Wheels 151 (0.43%) $1,495.00
Q8X Grand Sport Black Aluminum Wheels 6,035 (17.33%) $495.00
Q8Z Grand Sport Chrome Aluminum Wheels 2,757 (7.92%) $1,995.00
Q9B Z06 Satin Black Aluminum Wheels with Red Stripe 441 (1.27%) $1,495.00
Q9C Z06 Black Aluminum Wheels with Yellow Stripe 92 (0.26%) $1,495.00
Q9H ZR1 Carbon Flash Painted Aluminum Wheels 1,849 (5.31%) $495.00
Q9J ZR1 Satin Graphite Painted Aluminum Wheels 425 (1.22%) $595.00
Q9K ZR1 Chrome Aluminum Wheels 496 (1.42%) $1,995.00
QCC Black Machined Aluminum Wheels 393 (1.13%) $1,495.00
R2Q Torque Directional Chrome Aluminum Wheels 121 (0.35%) $2,495.00
R86 Motorsports Polished Aluminum Wheels 202 (0.58%) $1,995.00
R87 Z51 Style Satin Black Aluminum Wheels with Red Stripe 425 (1.22%) $1,495.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 587 (1.69%) $990.00
R8E Gas Guzzler Tax Z06 with M5U (ZR1, $2,100) 6,830 (19.61%) $1,300.00
RNM Torque Directional Painted Aluminum Wheels 35 (0.10%) $1,495.00
RNN Motorsports Black Painted Aluminum Wheels 457 (1.31%) $1,495.00
RNP Z51 Type Yellow Stripe, Black Painted Aluminum Wheels 77 (0.22%) $1,495.00
RUR Grand Sport Satin Black Aluminum Wheels with Red Stripe 721 (2.07%) $1,495.00
TTV Carbon Flash Painted Spoiler and O/S Mirrors 5,329 (15.30%) $100.00
TU7 Two-Tone Seats (NAPA / Suede) 1,507 (4.33%) $395.00
UQT Performance Data Video Recorder (includes NAV) 18,004 (51.70%) $1,795.00
VK3 Front License Plate Bracket 20,811 (59.76%) $40.00
Z07 Z07 Performance Package 1,350 (3.88%) $7,995.00
Z15 Grand Sport Heritage Package 2,178 (6.25%) $795.00
ZLZ Sebring Orange Design Package (ZR1) 758 (2.18%) $6,995.00
ZTK Track Performance Package (ZR1) 2,077 (5.96%) $2,995.00

Total Production: 34,822
Coupe: 29,401 (84.43%)
Convertible: 5,421 (15.57%)
Z06: 6,937 (19.92%)
ZR1: 2,953 (8.48%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 455 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission: $56,590.00, Qty: 9,771.
Base Corvette Coup with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 455 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission with Z51: $61,590.00 Qty: 1,728.
Base Corvette Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 455 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission: $60,590.00 Qty: 1,868.
Base Corvette Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 455 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission with Z51: $65,590.00 Qty: 324.
Corvette Grand Sport Coupe with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 455 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission: $66,590.00 Qty: 9,496.
Corvette Grand Sport Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 455 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission with Z51: $70,590.00 Qty: 1,745.
Corvette Z06 Coupe with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 650 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission: $80,590.00 Qty: 5,965.
Corvette Z06 Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 650 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission: $84,590.00 Qty: 972.
Corvette ZR1 Coupe with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 755 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission: $119,995.00 Qty: 2,441.
Corvette ZR1 Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 755 hp engine and seven speed manual transmission: $123,995.00 Qty: 512.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity
G1E Long Beach Red 2,397 (6.88%)
G26 Sebring Orange 2,980 (8.56%)
G7Q Watkins Glen Gray 1,415 (4.06%)
G8G Arctic White 6,789 (19.50%)
G9F Ceramic Gray 1,581 (4.54%)
GAN Blade Silver 1,844 (5.30%)
GBA Black 6,164 (17.70%)
GC6 Corvette Yellow 1,291 (3.71%)
GJI Dark Shadow Gray 2,519 (7.23%)
GKZ Torch Red 4,848 (13.92%)
GS7 Elkhart Blue 2,166 (6.22%)
GTR Admiral Blue 828 (2.38%)
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