Once they're gone, they're gone for good.
With the pending arrival of the 2020 C8 Corvette, Chevy is worried about demand for the remaining C7s. There have been some sweet deals recently to help entice buyers as C7 orders are canceled in favor of the C8. However, the next-generation Corvette we’ll be seeing for the first time in a month will more than likely be the "base” model. High-performance variants, such as a new Z06, Grand Sport, and ZR1/Zora are probably still a few years away. This doesn’t mean the C8 will lack serious performance capabilities, though it won’t be hardcore enough for some. That’s where the current C7 ZR1 comes into the picture. In short, it’s an incredible machine with supercar capabilities for less money.
And if you want a brand new one and haven’t placed an order yet, then there are two things you need to know: 1. Act fast and 2. Chevy has reportedly extended ZR1 production by an additional 50 examples, according to CorvetteBlogger.
These final allocations are slated to be built in late July and delivery is expected shortly thereafter. You’ll have to visit your local Chevy dealership to make sure there are still even slots left, hence the recommendation to act fast. For a base price of $123,000, C7 ZR1 buyers will enjoy all of the benefits of the LT5 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. That power is sent directly to the rear wheels through either a seven-speed manual or a fast-shifting eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
For the record, the LT5’s more efficient intercooled supercharger system offers 52 percent more displacement than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger. The ZR1 even has GM’s first-ever dual-fuel-injection system. There’s a choice of two aerodynamic packages, such as the High Wing which provides an estimated 950 pounds of downforce.
Without question, the C7 ZR1 will continue to be a force to be reckoned with at every race track across the globe, but time is quickly running out for anyone who doesn’t want either a used example or one that’s already on a dealership lot. And yes, we have every reason to believe the C7 ZR1 will go down as a Corvette icon. It deserves that status.