The 2018 ZR1 was the most powerful Corvette ever made to that date and also the most technologically advanced.
Corvette had a long history behind it. Even though its first generation was not the most powerful car on the market, its successors started to grow and develop more power and torque. They became more and more athletic and sportier. The 2018 model was also the last Corvette with the engine mounted in the front. It might be called the last classic ZR1 model.
Unlike its siblings, the ZR1 was easy to spot due to its hole in the hood and the carbon-fiber case for the supercharger. The engine was so tall that it couldn’t fit in the engine bay, so the designers made a cut and passed it through. If the track-package was installed, the car featured various carbon-fiber elements at the front and on the sides, plus a massive wing on the back. It was mounted on the rear panel, not on the trunk-lid. Its light-alloy wheels were unique for the ZR1, with 19” at the front and 20” for the rear axle.
Inside, Chevrolet tried to make things better than before. There was no cheap plastic anymore. Depending on the options, the ZR1 could have been fitted with Alcantara on the ceiling. Its regular sport-bucket seats could have been replaced with the race-bucket ones, which featured integrated headrests and passages for a four-point harness.
The 2018 ZR1 featured an adaptive dampers system with magnetorheological shocks. The electronically controlled Limited Slip Differential helped the car corner faster than any other Corvette in history. Its 6.2-liter supercharged engine produced a massive 765 hp and 969 Nm (715 lb-ft) of torque, which were sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic gearbox.