This is the fourth ZR1 in Corvette history, equipped with a direct- and port-injected, supercharged, 6.2-liter V8.
715 lb.-ft. of torque, top speed over 210 mph, according to GM. It’s the most powerful road going ‘Vette ever.
The power will be sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual (and for the first time, the ZR1 will be available with automatic). Full leather, carbon fiber steering wheel, and a Bose stereo on the inside.
Seen here, the optional Sebring Orange Design package, including orange brake calipers, an orange rocker cover and orange interior highlights.
In showrooms next year.
According to Wikipedia, Myron E. Scott, creator of the All-American Soap Box Derby (of which Chevrolet was a sponsor) is credited with naming the Corvette. Scott at one time worked for Chevrolet, who wanted a non-animal name starting with “C” for the sports car in 1953. Scott chose the name of a fast ship, the corvette.