One of the worlds biggest car nuts got some seat time in the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1. We’re talking about Jay Leno, who took Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter around a high-speed ring for a 200 mph-plus run.
The scene below is from a recent episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” which airs on CNBC every Thursday. The Corvette ZR1, in particular, features the eight-speed automatic transmission and the low-wing aero package to make sure the car sticks on the banked track.
The video mostly consists of Leno calling out the speeds as he flips through double digits and quickly rolls through triple-digit figures. Then, 200 mph comes and the Corvette ZR1 climbs for a little while longer as Juechter cheers Leno on.
Leno’s run follows Chevrolet’s own tests that revealed a 212 mph average top speed for the Corvette ZR1. Clearly, 200 mph-plus is no challenge for the 755-horsepower sports car.
Have a look at the video right down below.