My Editor thinks the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the ugliest Corvette ever made, he says they were always tacky. The only big difference he says that Chevvy brought someone in to explain to the engineers what a corner is and that cars sometimes need manoeuvre through them without spinning out or eating through a fresh set of tyres. But I think he doesn’t get it. He likes European cars and things that are subtle and classy, but who in the hickory stick buys a Corvette to be subtle. What you want is a gross overdose of visual pornography, that really need to be censored. I’d imagine the person who buys a Corvette to also have a pet cheetah called Cheetos which he takes with him to the supermarket. Visually obscene as it is, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 now makes 755 hp, courtesy of a larger throttle body, a higher output supercharger and more refined cooling system and a completely rebuilt fuel injection system. And yes, there’s an unnecessarily large spoiler on it too. Because, well, it’s a Chevy. You drive Ferrari’s to a black tie-event, you drive a Chevy to the dankest club in town that has a questionable reputation. Sure it’s gaudy, but who cares, it’s a Corvette.
Now Chevrolet is saying that this will be the fastest and most powerful Corvette of all times with a top speed of 337 kmph. And that’s where the Chevvy starts to get a bit ridiculous. For one you have a supercharger so tall, that the designer literally had to cut a hole in the bonnet to fit it on the car, it sticks out the hood shodded by a carbon fibre bonnet scoop. One quick look at it describes every single one of Vin Diesel’s( Or Dom Toretto's) wet dreams.
Chevrolet has officially titled the Corvette ZR1 2019 engine the LT5, which is a little bit of a throwback to the C4 ZR1, which had a lotus designed V8 motor. The new LT5 motor is 6.2-liter that produces 755 horsepower and 970 Nm of torque. Yep that’s right 970 Nm meters of torque! Obnoxious? Hell yeah! But that’s the point isn’t it, in an ocean blaring with conscientious voices saying “polar ice caps”, “save the narwhal”, “global warming” or some other such nonsense, the Chevy is in the parking lot making smoke and doing donuts with a finger to the sky!