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Video: New Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at Virginia International Raceway

 
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The new 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 at Virginia International Raceway. (Image/Richard Prince – Chevrolet)

Chevrolet said its new 2019 Corvette ZR1 was pretty fast, boasting 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2L LT5 engine.

Now, there’s a lap record to back it up.

The new ZR1 covered the 4.1-mile Grand Course circuit at Virginia International Raceway in a blistering 2:37.25—a production-car lap record.

Aside from a racing seat and five-point harness, the Corvette ZR1 was stock, optioned with the paddle-shift eight-speed automatic and ZTK Performance Package. The car was set up per the owner’s manual’s recommended track alignment and aerodynamic settings.

The record-setting run was part of routine validation testing, in which the new Corvette was logging 24 hours of “at-limit” track testing.

You can watch the in-cabin video below, and read more details in the official release from Chevrolet here.

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