A youtuber named Mike aka StreetSpeed717 became one of the first owners in the nation to take delivery of a 2019 Corvette ZR1. Mike’s car is VIN #004 and is optioned with a manual 7-speed transmission and features the base low-wing configuration which he says he selected for competition in high-speed events.
Late last week, Mike drove the Sebring Orange Coupe from Pennsylvania to New Castle, Delaware and the home of Race Proven Motorsports. After a quick washdown, the ZR1 was put on the Dynojet for a closer look at the performance capabilities in its stock form.
The ZR1 made three runs on the dyno with the first and third runs coming in at 664 hp and 637/634 lb-feet of torque respectively. The second run produced the best numbers with the Sebring Orange coupe recording 668 hp RWHP and 644 lb-feet of torque. Assuming a 12% drivetrain loss with the manual 7-speed and you’re looking at about 782 hp.
After the second run which produced the 668 RWHP, the tech behind the wheel says the speedometer was showing over 180 mph and Mike can be heard saying “Good lord it’s loud”. The tech responds with “these things are going to pick up a bunch with tuning.”
Mike ZR1 hasn’t quite finished the break-in as he says the car has just 210 miles on the odometer before it went on the dyno. The ZR1 does sound incredible and we can’t wait to see the performance that RPM and other tuners will be able to unlock once they get into it.