New Corvette ZR1 2019 Review; V8 6.2 Supercharged Engine
The new generation of American sportsman sees the V8 6.2 supercharged delivering 765 HP and 969 Nm of torque. Thanks to a Carthusian aerodynamic care, it reaches 340 km/h.
Never a Chevrolet had been so powerful. Never a Corvette of a series had thrust so much in there. The new Corvette ZR1 2019 promises to write a new chapter in the history of the American House. Waiting on the market at Spring 2018, the sports star and Stripes sees the V8 6.2 supercharged reach the 765 hp. An extraordinary cavalry.
The heart does not change, at least at the structural level. Under-skin pulses a V8 6.2 with variable phasing supercharged by a volumetric compressor (LT5 series), led by the 647 CV fogging of the previous generation to the current 765 hp. A unit characterized by dry sump lubrication, by the distribution of two valves per cylinder and, for the first time in the history of the GM group, by the “double” direct injection of gasoline. A technology that provides additional injectors with respect to the standard to the full advantage of the optimisation of combustion and performance of the thruster. The Corvette ZR1 2019, as mentioned, arrives thus to deliver 765 HP and 969 Nm of torque.
The traction, traditionally, is rear, while the transmission department uses a classic manual unit with 7 reports or, alternatively, the first automatic gearbox ever dedicated to ZR1, i.e. an eight-speed type with torque converter equipped Manual option by means of the steering wheel levers. A shared endowment with the least extreme Z06. It’s a roaring performance. In this regard, it is sufficient to think that American sport is accredited for a maximum speed of 340 km/h. A result on which positively influences the Carthusian aerodynamic care paid to the car, especially the line of the bonnet in carbon, modified compared to the past to accommodate the new compressor.
Among the aerodynamic innovations brought to the debut by the ZR1 MY18 stand out the composite fiber splitter with fixed incidence – an absolute first for the Corvette range – equipped with lateral appendages that increase the deportity in corners, and the aileron proposed in two Configurations: Low, full speed, or high, included in the ZTK Performance package package. In the first case, there is still a vertical load of 70% higher than the standard Z06, while in the second there is an increase of the downforce quantifiable in 60% if compared to the extreme Z06 with the Performance pack. Complete the technical equipment of the ZR1 MY18 the brakes brakes with 6-piston front calipers, 19 “rear wheels, 20”, and magnetoreologiche suspensions from the specific calibration that, opting for the ZTK Performance package, They benefit from an even more granite setting.