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 4 months ago
    • Chuck Beef
      Chuck Beef In reply to Shmee150

      PS/KW and NM lol

      about 1 month 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 4 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 4 months ago
    • God of destruction
      God of destruction In reply to Shmee150

      I like that gray with the black

      about 4 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 4 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 3 days 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 1 month 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 2 months ago
    • Romster Monster Motor sport
      Romster Monster Motor sport

      Are you going to get a zr1

      about 2 months ago
    • Johnny Perlitz
      Johnny Perlitz

      Paddle shifting is for pussies

      about 2 months ago
    • Anju Daniel
      Anju Daniel

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

      about 2 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 2 months ago
    • Kenneth Juhl
      Kenneth Juhl

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

      about 2 months ago
    • 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 3 months ago
    • Likwid


      about 3 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 3 months ago
    • Travis Hartley
      Travis Hartley


      about 3 months ago
    • LucidFlame X
      LucidFlame X

      That huge, roaring V8 is a thing of beauty.

      about 4 months ago
    • mujaku

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

      about 4 months ago
    • Yellow Rozes
      Yellow Rozes

      You look like a goddamn shmee

      about 4 months ago

      Why can't you buy it in England?

      about 4 months ago
    • George B
      George B

      One day...

      about 4 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 4 months ago
    • K.C.'s RC
      K.C.'s RC 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago
    • Master Yoda
      Master Yoda

      corvette is my dream car...

      about 4 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 4 months ago
    • ViZiOnZzZ

      Such a boring color for a vette

      about 4 months ago
    • Best Username Ever
      Best Username Ever

      That looked like crap....

      about 4 months ago
    • Aleksandar Davidovic
      Aleksandar Davidovic

      Hi guys I'm Shmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      about 4 months 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 4 months ago
    • Kerrin Naude
      Kerrin Naude

      Looks a lot like an 812 Superfast

      about 4 months ago
    • Gadgety

      Shame it's not imported to the EU.

      about 4 months 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 4 months ago