Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at VIR

By Emily Eppley | February 1st, 2018

Chevrolet recently announced that the 2019 Corvette ZR1 set a new record on the Grand Course West, making it the fastest ever production Corvette yet. Earning a time of 2:37.25 on the 4.1-mile course at Virginia International Raceway, this pony car set the record for the fastest lap for any production Corvette ever. Check out the details that set this exciting thrill-ster apart below and then browse our current inventory of Chevrolet performance vehicles here to start shopping with us today.

The record-setting ZR1 coupe was equipped with the available paddle-shift eight-speed automatic and ZTK Performance Package, which includes an adjustable carbon-fiber High Wing, a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning. It was also complete with track seats, a harness bar and five-point harnesses to keep the drive safe on this heart-pounding ride.

“The Corvette ZR1’s lap record at VIR, arguably America’s most challenging road course, is a testament to its supercar status,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “On the racetrack, the ZR1 can compete with any supercar — at any price.”

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – VIR lap record holder on Grand Course West. (Richard Prince/Chevrolet photo).

The ZR1’s exclusive LT5 6.2L supercharged engine is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. The LT5 features a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system, along with GM’s first dual fuel-injection system, which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection. Compared to the supercharger system on the Corvette Z06’s LT4 engine, the LT5 employs a larger, 2.65-liter supercharger that generates more boost while spinning at a slightly slower speed. That reduces heat to help maintain a lower air intake temperature for optimal performance.

If you’re ready to turn your commute into a lap around the track, start shopping our current inventory of Chevrolet performance vehicles to get yours today. Our team is ready to help you drive home in a deal you love!



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