Normally the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is a race we attend every year, but due to some family obligations, I was unable to attend this year’s annual shindig in Central Florida.
Luckily our friend Justin S. was in the house and he sent us this video of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 that was started and revved by Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles during Friday’s ZR1 walk-around seminar at the Chevrolet Performance tent.
But wait, there’s more!
Justin gives us more than just this video as Harlan talked for the first time about the performance capabilities of the ZR1!
Update: These figures have been confirmed by Harlan Charles. We previously reported that the quarter-mile time was 10.5 @ 136 mph. This has been corrected below:
According to Justin, Harlan said the ZR1’s 0-60 mph time is 2.85 seconds and goes 0-100 mph in 6 seconds flat. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 can also do the quarter mile in 10.6 seconds at 134 mph!
I reached out to Harlan for confirmation of these numbers and as of yet, I have not heard back from him. Chevrolet will normally issue a press release with this info and now that the first ZR1s are shipping to dealers, we assume this performance info will be confirmed shortly.
The video below shows Harlan starting and revving the Gray ZR1 at the Chevy Performance tent located on the midway. This is the same car that was unveiled in Dubai and that we saw at the Los Angeles Auto Show last December. You can see Harlan behind the wheel and then there is another view from the rear of the car where you can really hear the exhaust note. An unidentified man off to the side calls a friend over to take a whiff, describing the low-restriction exhaust system that “smells so rich”.
We very much appreciate Justin sharing the ZR1’s performance specs and the video clips! Want to show your appreciation? Check out his cool Orbiform Kickstarter project.
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