The top speed run was performed at the Johnny Proving Grounds.
Before the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray started a new mid-engine era for the American sports car, Chevrolet gave the last-generation C7 Corvette a spectacular send-off with the crazy Corvette ZR1. It was only built for the 2019 model year and cost over $120,000. Under the hood is a 6.2-liter V8 producing 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic or seven-speed manual transmission.
According to Chevrolet's official specifications, the Corvette ZR1 will hit 0-62 mph in 2.85 seconds and onto a top speed of 212 mph, making it the fastest production Corvette yet.
But if you have a long enough stretch of road, the Corvette ZR1 will go even faster than that. During an officially verified run at Germany's Automotive Testing Papenburg, the ZR1 clocked a top speed at 214.88 mph.
Earlier this year, the Corvette ZR1 hit 191 mph in a standing mile at the Johnny Proving Grounds. If that wasn't already impressive, we get to see the ZR1 achieve its full potential. In a new video, Johnny Proving Grounds performs a top speed run in the Corvette ZR1 to see if it can match Chevrolet's performance test.
During the run, the Corvette ZR1 blasts down the stretch of runway, reaching a top speed of 214 mph with ease.
To be more precise, the data recorded the ZR1's maximum speed at 213.649 mph. That's a fraction slower than Chevrolet's performance test, but still earth-shatteringly fast and quicker than Chevrolet's official performance figures.
For comparison, the current Corvette C8 Stingray has a top speed of 194 mph, but it costs considerably less than the ZR1. Will Chevrolet build a new Corvette ZR1? If rumors are correct, Chevrolet is plotting an all-new version with a hybrid powertrain producing over 900 hp that will no doubt make the previous ZR1 seem slow by comparison.