Here’s How Much A 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Costs Today

the Chevy Corvette is a car so iconic and legendary not only in the world of cars but a significant marker of all American culture. It took on many shapes and forms in its extensive and rich history until 2019 when Chevrolet graced us with the ZR1.

This new ZR1 was as track-focused as a corvette had ever been, though it wasn’t too much as to make it unusable on the street. Combining racecar-like performance and noise with a comfortable and luxurious cabin space makes the 2019 ZR1 as usable as an American supercar gets.

The C7 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, just like all of the three ZR1s that have come before, it was the ultimate ‘Vette in the range. The fastest, nastiest version you could buy. And now a couple of years after its initial launch, you can still expect to pay retail or slightly more for a used car. Read on to find out just how much.

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What is the C7 Corvette ZR1?

Like its siblings that left before and after, it’s powered by a huge supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 755HP as well as 715 FT-LB of torque. The ZR1 is paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic or 7-speed manual transmission, and that huge lump of a V8 means the Corvette can power its way to a top speed of 212 MPH, firmly securing a seat amongst the exotic supercar table. But the excitement and emotion do not end there. You get carbon-ceramic brakes, a massive rear wing, and carbon fiber details throughout the whole interior and exterior.

The key difference to its predecessors is the new “LT5” V8 engine. Apart from being an altogether bigger unit in every direction compared with the Z06’s relatively small LT4, it also packs twin fuel injectors and a supercharger that’s 50% bigger. This difference really comes to show when you look at its power curve compared with the Z06, it’s pretty similar up to about 4,000rpm, but then the ZR1’s secondary injectors kick in and its power shoots up like a rocket to its peak output at 6,400rpm . It makes a total of 105HP and 65 FT-LB more than the Z06. And, probably the best feature of all, it shoots out big old blue flames from the exhausts when it’s attacking.

To blur the line between a race car and a daily driver supercar it still feels very much like a regular C7 Corvette. Comfortable, adaptable, and easy to drive. As well as a lovely Alcantara interior, the huge linear torque means that you can cruise smoothly along on the slightest bit of throttle input in both the manual and automatic models. There’s even a stealth exhaust mode, so you can shut down all the glorious noise to avoid any confrontations with your neighbors when pulling into your drive late at night. And unlike most supercars, there is plenty of luggage space under that rear lid. The ZR1 could easily be driven every day without really realizing that you’re in such a track-capable car.

How Much Can You Buy A 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 For?

Due to the global microchip shortage and many tricky supply issues as a backlash of Covid-19, second-hand car prices are insane. That goes for everything, even some second-hand cars are selling for more than a brand new one of the same model simply due to waiting times for delivery.

The 2019 ZR1 however, has been steadily sailing upwards since its release. With base-spec cars retailing for $122,500 for the coupe and $126,000 for the Targa-top convertible, by the time you’ve ticked some of the essential options, you’ll be looking at around $145-150,000 for the real deal.

And in the market of today, don’t expect to be paying any less than that for one. Currently up for sale is a ZR1 on 9,900 miles with the 7-speed manual up for a sizable $199,800. Knocking on the door of $200k is a lot to pay for a Corvette, something which gained its initial popularity by marketing itself as a sports car for the people.

However, if you were after a Targa-top automatic car, they seem to hold less of a premium. The one on sale here is an 8,100-mile car with a rather tastefully done specification of black over a tan leather interior, up for just $150,000. With over 750HP, it seems that the automatic transmission would be far better suited for the purpose of the ZR1. So, when their purist, manual gearbox brothers hold such a premium, the 8-speed dual-clutch model feels like quite the bargain.

Lastly, this gorgeous 6,000-mile example painted in arctic white with silver wheels is our pick of the bunch. Up for sale at $159,000 it holds a slight price increase over ticket price, however, in such a beautiful specification, we would pay the extra bit of coin. Given the prices for the Corvette ZR1 from 2019 haven’t dropped as much as we would have hoped, which means that Chevy must have done something right for them to be so sought after. We really like the ZR1 Corvette and if it’s anything to go off, the new C8 generation is going to be one to look out for.

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