Needless to say, the Chevy Corvette C8 is the current star of the Golden Bow Tie show, and its value as a replacement for the seventh-generation Vette is unquestionable. That is, of course, if you’re talking about the Stingray. For higher (and more powerful) versions, the C8 is yet to be proven, and this video will tell you why.
What you see here is the 2019 Corvette ZR1 – the leading American sports car that has won several accolades during its lifetime. The ZR1 remains at the top of the Vette food chain, with an official top speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kilometers per hour), making it the fastest production Corvette to date.
But, as Chevy proved in a previous official top-speed race, the Corvette ZR1 can reach speeds of up to 344 km / h, or 214.88 mph to be exact on a race at one way. Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds wanted to recreate this test on a concrete / asphalt track and managed to do it (sort of).
As seen in the video embedded on top, the Corvette ZR1 was able to reach 214 mph on Johnny Bohmer’s instruments. Although the exact top speed has been claimed at 213.649 mph, which isn’t quite a bad number to watch. The recorded distance for this race was 4.3 km.
Of note, the Corvette Stingray C8 officially recorded a top speed of 194 mph (312 km / h). Who knows what the C8 ZR1 has in store. But with a 900-horsepower twin-turbo hybrid V8 reportedly on the horizon for the new top-of-the-line Vette, we won’t be surprised that it will outperform its predecessor in terms of performance.
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