Watch The 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 Clock 212 MPH Average Top Speed: Video8
We know the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful Corvette to ever come from the factory. But now we know just how fast it is in a flying mile around a closed track in Papenburg, Germany.
Chevrolet provided video evidence of the Corvette ZR1’s top speed run and the sports car was able to clock a 212 mph average top speed. We say average because it takes two runs for a final average speed. One run puts the wind at the car’s rear, while the other has the car facing the wind. Obviously, one will be slower.
The first run provides a 214.88 mph top speed with the wind at the Corvette ZR1’s rear. The second run, with a headwind, produces a 210.2 mph speed. Thus, we arrive at 212 mph as the car’s average speed figure.
The Corvette ZR1 looks incredibly poised through it all, too. It’s almost easy to forget we’re talking about speeds that are over triple of some highway speed limits. Check out the Corvette ZR1 and its 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 V8 engine strutting its stuff below.
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“are over triple of some highway speed limits.” I really have never seen the point of the average person buying these cars. Sure they are fast, but if you go that fast you are either going to die or your going to kill someone else. I’m sure there are those that buy them solely for the track…but the majority I’d bet are intended for the road. Seems irresponsible for the makers to put a car that powerfull in daily traffic.
And while we’re at it, let’s ban mom with baby in a stroller going up in a skyscraper, how dangerous is that? What about those idiots who fly 30,000 feet in the air in tin cans? Let’s shoot down the space station, it could land on our heads.
Daily traffic, it really is the MOST IMPORTANT activity that humans do, right?
TJ, you’re the person GM is designing autonomous pods for. You can sit and read the newspaper bank-ouank and just let us drive past in the now-free left lane. And you can pay more taxes to your local municipalities because they won’t have speeding fines to live off anymore.
There was a time when nearly every car sold based on image, emotion and what it says about the owners status.
They are not just fast but bigger, heavier, more fancy, hand made, more cylinders.
In society what you drove spoke volumes of your status.
Today that still hold true.
It is not irresponsible of the makers as they break no laws. Now if some idiot buys one and crashes it in traffic the driver is the one who made the choice to be irresponsible.
Cars don’t kill people people kill people. Put the blame on who holds the wheel not who made the Venicle.
I could hit someone over the head with a Louisville Slugger and do a lot of damage but does that make Louisville irresponsible?
That is what is wrong with much of society today people are no longer held responsible but inanimate objects are put on trial. Just because a few are idiots it is no reason to punish majority that are responsible.
Put the blame we’re it firmly belongs.
Well, Old Trombone and Scott addressed Tj’s comment adequately so I’m left with the thought that didn’t the Cadillac CTS-V already go 217’mph. Where is the video promotion of that effort.
And I have two vehicles that can match the ZR-1 top speed and they only have around 200-Hp. One is a wing-less Falcon and the other and RV-4, and their combined cost was way less then a base ZR-1
Hennessey test drove a C7 Corvette that they had prepared on Houston’s Grand Parkway, Texas State Highway 99 and achieved a top speed of 200 mph; it makes you wonder whether they didn’t pick the right place to test the C7 Corvette ZR1.
I like how no-one is amazed at the 5400rpm at 200+mph capability of the new LT5! Heck the thing was in the 4000rpm range at 170+mph for a few seconds (before he down shifted)…wow. I love 7-8000+rpm screaming engines of all types, but a factory supercharged v8 that puts out 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque while cruising at 214mph?!?
I can’t wait until GM Defence put a Dillon M134 under the hood on a pop-up riser!!!