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:

Thanks for watching, Tim



    • 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 8 days 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 21 hour 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 22 hours ago
    • God of destruction
      God of destruction In reply to Shmee150

      I like that gray with the black

      about 2 days 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 3 days ago
    • István Szabó-Urbán
      István Szabó-Urbán In reply to Shmee150

      ☠🇺🇸💀👑 #ZR1

      about 5 days ago
    • carter sweeney
      carter sweeney

      You look like a goddamn shmee

      about 3 hours ago

      Why can't you buy it in England?

      about 11 hours ago
    • George LoveBone
      George LoveBone

      One day...

      about 12 hours ago
    • דניאל אלון
      דניאל אלון

      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!!!👎👎👎👎👎👎😬👎😬

      about 20 hours 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 21 hour ago
    • frank bevan
      frank bevan

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

      about 21 hour ago
    • Master Yoda
      Master Yoda

      corvette is my dream car...

      about 1 day 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 1 day ago
    • ViZiOnZzZ

      Such a boring color for a vette

      about 1 day ago
    • Best Username Ever
      Best Username Ever

      That looked like crap....

      about 1 day ago
    • Aleksandar Davidovic
      Aleksandar Davidovic

      Hi guys I'm Shmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      about 2 days ago
    • matthew kluge
      matthew kluge

      I guess if it had a better interior GM could charge over 200k ? I would rather have the performance .

      about 2 days ago
    • Kerrin Naude
      Kerrin Naude

      Looks a lot like an 812 Superfast

      about 2 days ago
    • Gadgety

      Shame it's not imported to the EU.

      about 2 days ago
    • cywoods60

      My, My, My, Shmee you did it again another outstanding review. What I really love about your reviews is how excited you truly get in some of your reviews. This review you hit that level. You really sold me on a car that I really want. TFS

      about 2 days ago
    • Barry van Rongen
      Barry van Rongen

      1:40 So satisfying when you start rambling on al those figures

      about 2 days ago
    • snvff xxx
      snvff xxx

      not ztk, the ztk has the high wing

      about 3 days ago
    • victor van dyke
      victor van dyke

      Hey Shmee, another great video. The only comment I have about the car is the camera setting. You showed forward and backwards views, it needs to show the ground in front of the car showing curbs and other objects that might damage that expensive carbon front spoiler.
      I can only imagine hassle you'd have to go through constantly replacing that thing.

      about 3 days ago
    • John Chow dot Com
      John Chow dot Com

      Get a mic. Your audio sucks!

      about 3 days ago
    • TheRailGunner

      ZR1 is the fastest Corvette. In other news, water is wet and the sky is blue. Back to you, Tom.

      Also, I don't care what anyone says, you just can't beat the sound of a V8. I love the way Lambos and V12's sound, don't get me wrong. But, there's just something so animalistic and primal about how a V8 sounds, like the Corvette's. It just makes you feel so god damn manly and powerful, it's unbelievable lol.

      about 3 days ago
    • az desert
      az desert

      Who cares.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ed Smith
      Ed Smith

      I'm so sick of that accent! Why is it always forced on us? Get an American jees

      about 3 days ago
    • piotr zalewski
      piotr zalewski

      This dude so annoying to watch.Kind of weird and strange person.

      about 3 days ago
    • Simon Kiflom
      Simon Kiflom

      Smhee you should test drive the dodge demon😉

      about 3 days ago
    • Runway runner
      Runway runner

      Bahrain is so nice

      about 4 days ago
    • Alin Y
      Alin Y

      “Fastest very ever” shit, they better make it faster than my already beat up Z06

      about 4 days ago
    • Mr piston Recaro
      Mr piston Recaro

      This car has it all for less 💰

      about 4 days ago
    • Petra Morales
      Petra Morales

      If I were the CEO or who ever is in charge of the Corvette industry, I would bring back the three legendary Corvettes to face the top 3 fastest European sports cars in the world. The ZL-1, the Baldwin Motion phase 3 GT, and the Manta Ray. But I will have them front engines and just keep C8 Corvette Zora mid engine only.
      ZL-1 face the Koenigsegg Agera R.
      Baldwin Motion Phase 3 GT face the Hennessey Venom GT.
      Manta Ray face the Hennessey Venom F5.
      But For the rest of the Vettes like the Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06, ZR-1 and the Mid engine Zora I would have them face the other fast competitors for the next year 2020.
      Oh well that's just my opinion.

      about 4 days ago
    • Jamezontoast

      The front of it looks like a Mazda RX8

      about 4 days ago