Corvette lovers and overall car enthusiasts are in for a real treat with the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZR1. As a final goodbye to the C7 Corvette model, Chevrolet is releasing its first ZR1 car model since 2013. Ever since the announcement of its impending release, the ZR1 is all die hard Corvette are talking about. Although not officially released to the general yet, rumour has it that the ZR1 is capable of exceeding a colossal speed of 200 mph. It solidifies its spot as the fastest Corvette in recorded history.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZR1 – Exterior And Interior Design
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZR1 comes with new exterior features than that of the previous Z06 model. The most glaring, being the massive GT carbon manually adjustable wing above the rear of the car. A feature that has never been used on any of the previous Corvette.
This U.S built sports car will also come in both a coupe as well as a convertible and is also equipped with bigger vents on its decorative panel. Larger wheels and tires are also noticeable at first gaze, as well as its striking red side mirrors. Another interior feature of the C7 Vette, s its Magnetic Ride Control which absorbs vehicular shock and makes for a smoother, more pleasant ride.
Other internal features include is its eight-cylinder that will host an aluminium block, fuel stratified injection for improving fuel efficiency. Also, OHC or overhead camshaft for enhanced engine performance, and variable valve timing for regulating fuel emission. As a way to appeal to avid sports car aficionados, legend has it that Chevrolet intends to provide two different versions of the 2018 Chevy Corvette Stingray ZR1. The first being a more economical and easy to drive version. The other being more high priced and geared solely towards racing purposes.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZR1 – Engine Specs
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZR1 comes the groundbreaking a 6.2-liter LT5 DOHC (Double OverHead Cam) V8 engine which guarantees a commanding 760 hp. The last time Chevrolet used a Double OverHead Cam on a Corvette was in 1995. It seems it’s preparing for its long-awaited comeback.
During the month of September, in 2016, there were numerous speculations and claims that the C8 version. It will indeed have a dual-clutch transmission. While the idea of a mid-engine Corvette has been in the works for over 40 years and has seldom been implemented. It seems the Corvette gods might have finally answered our prayers with the ‘ C8 Vette.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZR1 Price And Release Date
The ZR1 was expected to make an appearance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI in January 2017. It is set to be available for general distribution in the later months of 2017.
The price of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZR1 2018 will range upward of $100,000. But in case you have the financial means to the ZR1 but are not good for a one time, contact a local Chevy dealer and set up a payment plan.
As aforementioned, there have been countless speculations regarding the exact release date of the ZR1. While some of the information provided have some credibility and are trustworthy references. All we know for sure is that the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ZR1 is worth the wait, and will be a game changer.