Corvette Racing Yellow over Jet Black leather is a lovely combo.
The front-engined Corvette is a thing of the past. The C7 was the end of a 65-year era and Chevy made sure it went out with a bang. The Chevy Corvette ZR1 debuted in 2017 as a 2019 model and though it was based on the C7 Z06 platform, many changes were made. The biggest of which was an all-new 6.2-liter LT5 V8 packing an Eaton supercharger 52 percent larger than the Z06's. Other notable improvements include a new fuel injection system, large vents on the front bumper and hood for engine cooling, a bigger intercooler, and four additional radiators for a total of 13.
The ZR1's unmistakable aero package was developed in coordination with the Corvette Racing Team by making use of wind tunnel testing. Other improvements include an active exhaust system and a large rear wing helping it to produce 950 pounds of downforce and 1.16g of lateral acceleration.
All told, the latest ZR1 is rated at 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque and is capable of a top speed of 215 mph. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual with rev-matching or an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Needless to say, the C7 ZR1 is a beast with a grand total of 2,953 units built, coupe and convertible combined. Base coupes started at $119,995 and convertibles from $123,995.
It's fair to say the C7 ZR1 is an extremely rare sight and should rightly be regarded as a true supercar. Compared to some rivals with similar performance, the ZR1 is a downright bargain. And if anyone who desired one before but somehow missed out, then here's a second chance to buy one that's literally brand new.
Up for sale on Bring A Trailer is this 2019 Corvette ZR1 with only five miles on its clock. It's never been driven beyond the final assembly line testing. Painted in gorgeous Corvette Racing Yellow over a Jet Black leather interior, this example is equipped with the 3ZR Premium Equipment Group, Competition Sports seats, the Track Performance Package, carbon-ceramic brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, and staggered-diameter alloy wheels.
The included window sticker states the total price came to $145,010. With only one day left of the auction, the highest bid, as of this writing, is $132,000. If this remains below the original price, then this ZR1 will be an even better supercar bargain.