This morning, we brought you news the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 will likely debut this Sunday in Dubai, UAE. The debut seems all but confirmed following yet another leak from Corvette Blogger, which published the first image of the new Corvette ZR1.
Finished in Sebring Orange Tintcoat, the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 will be featured on the cover of Car and Driver’s December issue, but the magazine’s cover leaked out ahead of time. Thanks, internet. Additional details are unavailable, but the cover proclaims the 2019 Corvette ZR1 makes 750 horsepower. For those keeping score, that’s an extra 100 hp over the C7 Corvette Z06.
What’s making that power is still a mystery, though. Most recently, a new photo showed the “LT5” designation stamped onto the sports car’s engine cover. Numerous other leaks have pointed to a new LT5 V8 engine as well.
Whether it ushers in dual overhead cams remains to be seen. All we know is the Corvette ZR1 sounds seriously supercharged, judging by plenty of spy video of the past few months.
It has been confirmed that the engine powering the new ZR1 will be the new LT5 V8 that is essentially an upgraded variant of the LT4 V8 in the Corvette Z06, with a larger supercharger, larger throttle body, stronger crankshaft and a new fuel injection system.
We’ll continue to bring the latest on this breaking story as we hear more information. Expect the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1‘s proper debut this coming Sunday, November 12, around 10 a.m. EST.