2019 Corvette ZR1: Can It Surpass The Dodge Viper?

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GM stole the headlines in November last year when it brought out the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and it is easy to understand why there is a massive hype surrounding the sports car.

For starters, there is a chance for the Corvette ZR1 to be the last front-mounted RWD vehicle in Chevrolet. A lot of signs are pointing to a mid-engine change with Corvettes happening this year.

Then there is the fact that the new Corvette ZR1 is equipped with a more powerful V8 and it managed to retain the MSRP of its predecessor. Last but not least, the ZR1 has got the mechanics for an overall better performance and this includes the addition of 13 heat exchangers.

With such a setup, many are expecting the new Corvette ZR1 to turn into the track queen of American automotive industry, much like how it was with the Dodge Viper. Heck, the pricing and power of the ZR1 has convinced a number of people that the vehicle is already a better track car than the Viper.

The only way to confirm on this is through having the ZR1 competing against the Viper on the track and we actually think that the discontinued car from Dodge still has the advantage. Simply put, Viper is still better around the track as it has significantly lower downforce and this is crucial in a race.