Downforce is an ally at the track and the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 has a whole lot of it. In fact, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will make up to 1,000 pounds of downforce with the optional ZTK performance package.
The ZTK package grants the massive two-way adjustable rear wing, which provides 60 percent more downforce than the C7 Corvette Z06’s Z07 package. That gives us a total of 1,000 pounds, as Corvette chief Tadge Juechter mentioned during an interview with GM Authority at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
It’s merely one of the many incredible feats the Corvette team managed during the ZR1’s development, which was never assured from the start of the C7 Corvette’s life. “We weren’t focused on the whole lifecycle. Just get the standard car and the Z06 out there, because we needed something to replace the C6. That was kind of our mindset through the development of the architecture,” he said.
Despite the C7’s rushed beginnings, the car has turned into a star over its lifecycle. And we’re simply glad the C7 ZR1 exists.