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New Corvette ZR1 proves it can do more than 340km/h

By Faiming_low on 25 Apr 2018

Attached Image When the Corvette ZR1 was launched last year, Chevrolet claimed that the coupe can hit a maximum speed of more than 337km/h...

It has recently released a video showing it isn't kidding and has proved that its ZR1 can indeed do more than the claimed figure. With a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 cranking out 755bhp, the front-engined sports car achieved an average of 212mph (341km/h) at the Papenberg test track in Germany.

Attached Image Without the ZTK Performance Package that includes the large carbon fibre rear wing, the car did two runs which saw a highest recorded speed of 345.5km/h in seventh gear.

Interestingly, the American coupe might still have more go. According to its Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter, the team didn't expect the car to hit its 215mph (345km/h) limiter and were surprised when it did.

“We talked about raising it [the limiter], but the tires were validated to 215mph.”




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Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



 
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