2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Rumored to Pack 750 HP

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CARS.COM — A Chevrolet teaser video on Facebook and Instagram indicates that it will pull the sheet off the track-ready Corvette ZR1 on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates at an event ahead of the Dubai International Motor Show.

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Meanwhile, CorvetteBlogger.com has posted a cover photo and details of the much-anticipated ‘Vette from what it says is a leaked copy of the December issue of Car and Driver magazine. The purported cover image and story describe a 750-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter brute putting out 680 pounds-feet of torque and capable of zero-to-60 mph in less than 3 seconds, with a 210-mph top speed. Cars.com could not verify its authenticity.

The much-anticipated ZR1 version of the C7 Corvette would be a 2019 model. The Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Ky., shut down this summer for upgrades and is just reopening to build an abbreviated 2018 model year. The 2019 model-year production then will begin in late January, plant officials told the Bowling Green Daily News.

Check back for further Corvette coverage once the cloth drops on the new ZR1 next week.

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