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2019 Corvette ZR1

Fabman

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ChrisM

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It weighs more than my Mustang. What a hunk of crap.

Yeah, I ain't got nothin'. It's @#$%ing savage and I can't wait to see them at the track. I hope they're able to overcome the cooling issues because that supercharger sticking out of the hood better be worth it. I am absolutely in love with the new front fascia. Manufacturers are making such incredible cars now that it's getting to the point where I'd question my own sanity if I wanted to mod it.
 

Grant 302

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Yeah, big hunk of crap.

;)

I like this shot:


Way nicer hood than the previous ZR1. I too thought that window was plastic at first glance.

Really nice job by GM on this one, but will they provide support for engines popped at the track?
 

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Really nice job by GM on this one, but will they provide support for engines popped at the track?
With 14 heat exchangers it better be cool enough to keep Satan's balls frozen, but I somehow doubt it. Every time I think about wanting to go with forced induction I look back at the numbers of heat exchangers manufacturers run on cars like these and they're STILL blowing up. Nah, I'm good.
 

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The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be a performance monster. However, I would prefer a naturally aspirated C6 Grand Sport or Z06, or C7 Grand Sport for the road courses. Looking forward to seeing these FI beasts on the track over the next few years and seeing if they've resolved the heat issues that plagued the supercharged C6 ZR1 and C7 Z06. This is my 2013 C6 Grand Sport and the 2004 C5 Coupe "Beast" (Sold) I ran for 10 years (SVT Cobra Mustang Club, NASA, TrackDaze):


 
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Anybody know the MSRP on this new bad boy...I'm sure an ADM might be included....It seems we are approaching 1000HP as the new threshold standard for Hi-Pro cars...........way too much for me!...BTW.. Is Gray Ghost the Rock's uncle?
 

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The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be a performance monster. However, I would prefer a naturally aspirated C6 Grand Sport or Z06, or C7 Grand Sport for the road courses. Looking forward to seeing these FI beasts on the track over the next few years and seeing if they've resolved the heat issues that plagued the supercharged C6 ZR1 and C7 Z06. This is my 2013 C6 Grand Sport and the 2004 C5 Coupe "Beast" (Sold) I ran for 10 years (SVT Cobra Mustang Club, NASA, TrackDaze):
The C5 and C6 are VERY capable. The GS is the one to have for building a race car. Steel frame to weld up a cage, no failure-prone LS7, still get the dry sump. Need more power? Throw a $350 cam in it.
 

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Regarding the ZR1, the car should be an absolute monster. Honestly, though, even with all the coolers and radiators, I won't be convinced until people really start flogging them at the track. If GM released the Z06 to production with those crippling heat issues at the track, I wouldn't put them past them to try it again. Yes there are more radiators and cooling openings on ZR1 but you are also pumping out a lot more power aka heat. Hopefully they did it right, this time.
 
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