The new ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette ever with 765hp from a 6.2l Supercharged V8 and capable of a top speed up to 212mph! The ultimate track-focused variant of the C7 Corvette packs radical carbon fibre aero in a car that comes in at $124,000 - but, what's it like?

Join me at SMS Design and Performance to take a Corvette ZR1 with ZTK package with the low-drag wing for a drive to discover all about it. Kicking off with a walkaround to take in details like the engine bay where the carbon top cover makes part of the bonnet, to the facts and figures, it's then time to bring it into life. Out on the roads in a small convoy with a 911 GT3 and a WRX STi we go exploring and can take in the thunderous V8 grumble as well as the sheer ferocity of the power with 755bhp (765PS) and 969nm - incredible numbers and substantially up from the 650PS and 881nm of the previous Corvette Z06.

The most impressive thing though has to be the sheer amount of power and performance that's available for the money, with the fixed roof ZR1 starting at $120k and the convertible at $124k.

Thanks goes to SMS Design and Performance for hosting my visit:
instagram.com/smsdesignandperformance

Thanks for watching, Tim

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    • Shmee150
      Shmee150

      The 2019 Corvette ZR1 packs a fairly incredible punch for its price tag! As the fastest Corvette ever made, it produces 765PS and 969nm which can get it to a top speed of 212mph (341km/h). Since seeing it at the reveal I've been looking forward to an opportunity to get behind the wheel to find out what it's really like - join me to find out!

      about 10 months ago
    • Chuck Beef
      Chuck Beef In reply to Shmee150

      PS/KW and NM lol

      about 7 months ago
    • tfs2O3
      tfs2O3 In reply to Shmee150

      @Tarmac1 Actually he does pay for everycar he has owned. But he is from a wealthy family and inherited around $2M before he did Youtube. The top Youtubers make $7M/month! So by the look of Shmee150s Subs and Views,he probably makes $250K/month!

      about 10 months ago
    • Tarmac1
      Tarmac1 In reply to Shmee150

      Tan Sri Pi Daus this is his job , but I really don't believe he's paid for the cars he owns

      about 10 months ago
    • God of destruction diecast
      God of destruction diecast In reply to Shmee150

      I like that gray with the black

      about 10 months ago
    • tfs2O3
      tfs2O3 In reply to Shmee150

      @shmee150 can you do the Dallara Stradale? 400bhp and only 855Kg. 2.3L Ecoboost from the FocusRS tweeked to 400bhp.

      about 10 months ago
    • song 2017
      song 2017

      .

      Gi

      about 4 days ago
    • Alex Gutierrez
      Alex Gutierrez

      ZR1 "Zee Rrrrr 1" repeat with me now Zeeeee Rrrrrrrr 1 There you go!

      & now try Z06 That's "Zeeeee -O- 6" Again now Zeeeeee O (Big O) C'mon say it now O.. 6 LOL Yes! there it is you English bastard & Fckboys Lmao

      about 29 days ago
    • Christmas Is Awesome
      Christmas Is Awesome

      "really really very cool"

      about 1 month ago
    • Hansen Urena
      Hansen Urena

      Was it raining when he talks?

      about 1 month ago
    • Joe Crow
      Joe Crow

      I dont care what anyone says..those tail lights are ugly as fuck. The old ones were so much nicer..felt a little nostalgia looking at them. Whatever..my opinion :p

      about 3 months ago
    • Andrea Downing
      Andrea Downing

      Miiih Corvettes are whatever

      about 5 months ago
    • Earlando Johnson
      Earlando Johnson

      A lot of y'all are simply hating on the ZR1 because you can't afford it. πŸ˜…

      about 6 months ago
    • davie crocket
      davie crocket

      Hello hello Mr. Shmee, Yes and the C8 midengine Zora Twin Turbo will be of even by far greater value my European wife who shops for value always, will probably approve of this one some day.

      about 7 months ago
    • David Ryan
      David Ryan

      I own the C7Z, you forgot all the sub-modes inside the Track Mode: Track Wet, Track Dry, Sport 1, Sport 2 and Race. Also the Rev Match isn't just for the down shift. You Rev Match the blue line that pops up during up shifts and it gives you an additional amount of horsepower in between shifts to get a larger boost

      about 8 months ago
    • Erek K
      Erek K In reply to David Ryan

      @David Ryan Additionally, that hp meter is a gimmick. Maybe you didn't know but it does not measure anything. My Viper had one as well. They are algorithms based off of several inputs. The car cannot measure hp of itself. Again, blipping the throttle to match engine and transmission speeds does nothing to hp because it is a momentary blip.

      about 5 months ago
    • Erek K
      Erek K In reply to David Ryan

      @David Ryannot anymore, sold it. Had a 2015, then got a 2015 Viper. Recently parted with that and am now considering what I want next. Regardless, even if I hadn't owned a C7Z it wouldn't matter. Rev matching on a downshift works the same in every single car. You raise the rpms corresponding to where it will be in the lower gear so as to not upset the chassis when the gear is engaged and the engine speeds up on its own. Engine rpm will be the same once the gear is engaged and hp will then correspond to how much throttle input you have. Since rev match is a throttle blip to match speeds it doesn't do anything to increase hp because once you engage the gear your hp will depend on your right foot. Quite simple really.

      about 5 months ago
    • David Ryan
      David Ryan In reply to David Ryan

      Erek K I suppose I could make a video and upload it

      about 5 months ago
    • David Ryan
      David Ryan In reply to David Ryan

      Erek K you have a C7Z?

      about 5 months ago
    • Erek K
      Erek K In reply to David Ryan

      @David Ryan anytime you give the car more throttle, hp will increase. Even if you downshift without using the rev match feature and do it yourself the power is just the same. My point is rev match does not provide any more hp than it normally would with the feature off.

      about 5 months ago
    • Romster Monster Motor sport
      Romster Monster Motor sport

      Are you going to get a zr1

      about 8 months ago
    • Johnny Perlitz
      Johnny Perlitz

      Paddle shifting is for pussies

      about 8 months ago
    • Anju Daniel
      Anju Daniel

      Well this low wing are better looking, far way more better looking, at least for me...

      about 8 months ago
    • Jim K
      Jim K

      I used to be a Porsche snob, but I think I like the ZR1 better than any 911 except maybe the GT2 RS.

      about 8 months ago
    • Kenneth Juhl
      Kenneth Juhl

      If I had The money I would buy one, alot of car 4 The money...

      about 8 months ago
    • DOMg00g
      DOMg00g

      The interior design is dreadful and the infotainment software looks like it's from 2004, but other than that, this car is a beast.

      about 9 months ago
    • Likwid
      Likwid

      Beautiful!

      about 9 months ago
    • James Ritter
      James Ritter

      is it raining or is shmee talking again?????????? what is a zed o 6 I've only herd him reference it as a zed must be an English thing

      about 9 months ago
    • Travis Hartley
      Travis Hartley

      πŸ‘πŸ‘

      about 9 months ago
    • LucidFlame X
      LucidFlame X

      That huge, roaring V8 is a thing of beauty.

      about 9 months ago
    • mujaku
      mujaku

      There is no female quality to this 'Vette β€” it's total male muscle! Hell yeah!

      about 10 months ago
    • Carter
      Carter

      You look like a goddamn shmee

      about 10 months ago
    • ZE_GERMAN
      ZE_GERMAN

      Why can't you buy it in England?

      about 10 months ago
    • George B
      George B

      One day...

      about 10 months ago
    • Χ“Χ Χ™ΧΧœ ΧΧœΧ•ΧŸ
      Χ“Χ Χ™ΧΧœ ΧΧœΧ•ΧŸ

      Dear friends! Don't let the stories and beautiful pictures confuse you,
      GM this is a dangerous company for all public, anyone who buys a new car
      from GM, throws his money in the garbage bin, at the moment of
      malfunctioning you are alone and may God help you, in this company there
      is no customer service in general, and the management does not care,
      you will regret your loss of money. Be careful from GM!!!πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ˜¬πŸ‘ŽπŸ˜¬

      about 10 months ago
    • o k
      o k In reply to Χ“Χ Χ™ΧΧœ ΧΧœΧ•ΧŸ

      Um... why are you saying "Dear friends". If you're going to talk shit about GM, then we are definitely not friends.

      about 9 months ago
    • Swizz Jr
      Swizz Jr

      I’d like to see that car with a proper dual clutch transmission! American car makers don’t seem to like the DCT!

      about 10 months ago
    • frank bevan
      frank bevan

      its like the Viper ---all American cars need areo packages on them to keep it on the tarmac

      about 10 months ago
    • Erek K
      Erek K In reply to frank bevan

      Any serious track car has an aero package. Look at the GT2RS, Senna, GT3RS, aventador SVJetc. You should probably know what you are talking about before you make an ignorant comment.

      about 5 months ago
    • Master Yoda
      Master Yoda

      corvette is my dream car...

      about 10 months ago
    • Never Mind
      Never Mind

      The Lightning Thunderous Ground Shaking Sound of American Muscle Cars have been shaking the entire planet since the early 60's ..........nothing new here mate : Europe are just now experiencing this kind of sound from their so called Super Cars lately and they are dumb founded why on earth they didn't do this 50 years ago......even the F1 Race Cars sound like little crying baby hyenas on the track...they sound like this weeeeeeiiiiinnnnnng : woozzz

      about 10 months ago
    • The Liquor
      The Liquor

      Such a boring color for a vette

      about 10 months ago