Heck of a debut: The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Dubai (UAE), 13. November 2017

Actually, we would have expected, the Chevrolet the new Corvette ZR1, first in front of a home audience at the LA Auto Show (1. to 10. December 2017) or at the NAIAS in 2018 in Detroit (14. to 28. January) shows. However, the US manufacturer has decided to present the fastest and most powerful series-Vette at the Dubai Motor Show, the of 14. to 18. November takes place.

765 HP and for the first time with automatic

We begin with the heart: Under the extremely long hood of the Corvette ZR1 is a 6.2-Liter V8 LT5 engine with compressor charging sits. He allows the mighty power of 765 HP at 6,300 Revolutions per Minute, at 4,400 trips, 969 Newton meters of torque are present. Be allows this data through improved compressor cooling, and a so-called "Dual-Fuel Injection"System. In the case of the Latter, there is a new Dual-injection system that injects fuel directly into the cylinder, but also in the intake tract. To keep the unit cool, had to be a new Carbon hood. Be driven, traditionally, only the rear wheels. In terms of gear there are, however, a novelty: for the First time, the ZR1 is, in fact, with an eight-speed automatic and paddle shifters on the steering Wheel. The standard transmission option is a manual seven-speed Box.

Two aerodynamic packages for choice

The Corvette flagship has undergone a series of aerodynamic improvements. You have the choice between two packages with a smaller and a larger, adjustable wings. If the maximum speed of almost 340 km/h is an issue that needs to be installed, the standard "Low-Wing"package. If you admit it, but to tidy the output (up to 431 kg), then it should be invested in the "High Wing"Setup. With a front splitter, an adaptive suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 are also summer tires.

Color, market launch and price

Who wants to dig deeper into the bag, you can order the new "Sebring Orange Design"package. It equips the ZR1 with orange accents and a paint named "Sebring Orange Tintcoat". In the interior, the color scheme continues on the straps, and stitching of the Upholstery. A bronze-colored aluminum bar are also available. In the spring of 2018, the Corvette ZR1 is supposed to come on the US market. Does not react to a European market introduction of the Chevy, however. And for the price, the manufacturer does not allow information leakage. A Corvette Z06 with "only" 659 PS costs in this country at least 119.700 Euro. The ZR1 will definitely not be cheaper.(ml)