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NewsThe new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is fast

The new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is fast

How fast is it? Fast enough to crush the one lap record Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course West layout. Are you thinking to yourself that you just recently read a story about the production car one lap record being set by a Ford GT? You did, actually.

The Ford supercar set a 2:38.62 around VIR’s Grand Course layout. This number was good enough to beat the previous 2:40.02 production-car record set by a Dodge Viper ACR. Roughly a week later, the Ford’s record got beat too.

Barely a day ago, a 2019 Corvette ZR1 equipped with the optional 8-speed automatic transmission and ZTK performance package lapped around VIR in 2:37.25. The time may be only 1.01 seconds quicker than the GT but, in this game, it might as well be three weeks.

Let’s remind ourselves that the Vette features a 755-horsepower boosted V8 while the Ford “makes due” with a 650-horsepower boosted V6. We love the car business and speed. Don’t you?

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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