The 2019 Corvette ZR1 has been named a contender for Automobile Magazine’s ‘All-Stars’ list.
Automobile recently tested the 2019 Corvette ZR1 on-track at Willow Springs against a handful of other sports and supercars for its 2019 All-Stars list.
The publication said the 755 hp 2019 Corvette ZR1 “has plenty of admirable qualities,” the most notable of which was its 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 V8 engine, but it also appreciated its strong Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, sticky Michelin Super Sport Cup 2 tires and direct handling.
Other similar cars competing with the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in the Automobile All-Stars ranking include the Ferrari 812 Superfast, BMW M2 Competition, BMW M5, Porsche 911 GT2 RS and McLaren 600LT. Cars that don’t really compete with the ZR1 were also included in the group test, such as the Hyundai Veloster N, Nissan Altima, Volvo XC40 and Jaguar I-Pace.
The publication says the purpose of its annual All-Stars ranking is to determine the best new cars on sale in America. The All-Stars ranking is described as “wildly diverse,” and is meant to “represent the most aspirational, attainable, and otherwise exceptional offerings of the past calendar year.” A total of seven cars are included in the All-Stars list, and with a large number of vehicles included in the group test, Automobile’s editors will certainly have their work cut out for them.
The 2019 Automobile Magazine All-Stars will be revealed on Saturday, March 9 at 11 am EST. The publication will be slowly revealing the shortened ‘contenders’ list in the days leading up to the reveal, although it’s unclear if any other General Motors products were included in the group test. For a preview of the 2019 All-Stars list, you can click here.