July 3rd, 2018 by

For many decades, the Chevrolet Corvette has been the gold standard of performance for American car lovers of all stripes. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is about to elevate the standard and reach F1-level performance. At Rudolph Chevrolet of El Paso Texas, we know that the new Corvette ZR1 will blow away our customers with its sheer power and style. To find what the ZR1 has to offer, read this quick summary.

Engine and Transmission Specifications

This ZR1 is no joke when it comes to sheer guts. The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 found under the hood kicks out an astounding 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque while barely breaking a sweat. The ZR1 beats such formidable rivals like the McLaren 720S and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat quite handily when it comes to power. Transmission options include a great seven-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic that’s somehow more fun to drive than its standard brother.

Driving Performance in the Real World

When the rubber meets the road, the ZR1 can hit 60 mph in as little as 2.8 seconds under the right circumstances. What’s more, this beast can run a quarter mile in a bit under 11 seconds. Thanks to Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes it can stop from 70 mph in about 128 feet. Lastly, it can achieve all of those benchmarks while getting 13 mpg in the city and up to 20 mpg on the highway.

Layout and Styling Cues

Weighing in at around 3,600 pounds and boasting a wheelbase of 106.7 inches, the ZR1 is a fairly standard Corvette in terms of dimensions. As far as exterior bodywork is concerned, there’s a noticeable bump on the hood to make space for the supercharger and a redesigned front bumper to improve airflow. On the inside, the ZR1 badges and new stitching on the seats to differentiate it from the Z06.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The ZR1’s Performance Traction Management system and electronic limited-slip differential ensure that this monster won’t spin out in tight corners. Standard-issue Pilot Super Sport P285/30ZR19 tires in front and P335/25ZR20 tires in the rear further stabilize the ZR1 at high speeds. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags fully protect drivers and passengers in the event of a nasty spill.The ZR1 also has a rear-view backup camera.

Infotainment and Tech Features

As far as dash-mounted tech is concerned, the ZR1 gets an 8-inch MyLink color display for connectivity purposes. Bluetooth and 4G LTE are available as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A free three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM Radio comes standard on every Corvette variant. There’s also two available USB ports and a 12-Volt outlet in the center console. A Bose sound system allows drivers to play their favorite music at top volume while blasting down the highway.

Packages and Optional Equipment

The big add-on that every ZR1 buyer should seriously consider is the ZTK Performance package. Retailing for roughly $2,995, it includes beefier Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires as well as an aerodynamic body kit that takes the ZR1’s road handling to another level. The carbon-fiber front underwing and rear spoiler found on the ZTK Corvette produce 950 pounds of downforce at top speed. If you’d like an eight-speed automatic, it’ll cost you an extra $1,725 above base price.

Where to Go in El Paso to Get Your ZR1 Fix

If you’re the type of driver that wants McLaren F1 performance for a fraction of the price, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the car for you. At Rudolph Chevrolet of El Paso Texas, we love seeing the looks on the faces of our clients when they roll off the lot with brand-new Corvettes. Visit us today to see what we can do for you when it comes to getting the best prices and support on the latest Corvette ZR1 to hit the market.

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