Motor Trend is back again with another installment of the “Best Driver’s Car” that puts twelve new vehicles through a battery of tests both on and off the track. Only one car can be crowned as the BDC.
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the only GM vehicle in this year’s competition, which I believe allows only on newly released models into the competition. With 755 horsepower and a top speed of 212 mph, the ZR1 had its ticket punched and should be right at home to handle the challenges in this year’s BDC contest.
To get everyone fired up this week, Motor Trend is releasing a hype video for each of the 12 contenders and the ZR1 was part of the Day 1 release. The hype videos will continue today and tomorrow and then Thursday is set for the Best Driver’s Car reveal.
Of course, one of the best things to come out of Motor Trend’s annual “Best Driver’s Car” competition is the World’s Greatest Drag Race where all 12 cars line up on a runway for a quarter mile sprint.
The 2018 contenders for Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car are:
- 2019 Corvette ZR1
- 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante
- 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 Qyadrifoglio
- 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club
- 2018 McLaren 720S
- 2018 BMW M5
- 2018 Honda Civic Type R
- 2018 Audio TT RS
- 2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2
- 2018 Kia Stinger GT
- 2018 Porsche 911 GTS RS
- 2018 Aston Martin Vantage
Here’s the Corvette ZR1 video introduction to the Best Driver’s Car competition. And yes you saw it correctly with your eyes, MT drifts the ZR1 UP the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca!
If you are a subscriber to Motor Trend’s digital platform, you can also watch the hot lap videos as the contenders are released.
We don’t have the official times yet for the Corvette ZR1 in the BDC and we were hoping that the track format would suit the Corvette ZR1’s ZTK Performance Package with the high wing and 950 lbs of downforce. Apparently, Motor Trend’s hot shoe Randy Pobst says he could knock another second off the Corvette ZR1’s lap time with another five days of practice and 10 sets of tires but GM Authority says that even with that additional second, it would still be 1.5 seconds off the competition’s leaders. So that’s on the table…
Stay tuned for more of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car competition.
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