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First Corvette ZR1 set for Auction at Barrett-Jackson

Supporting wounded veterans is the reason Chevrolet is offering the most powerful Corvette up for auction in January when the Barrett-Jackson auction comes back to Scottsdale. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is named for a firefighter killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The Foundation funds mortgage free homes for injured military members. The homes are automated and built to help those with physical challenges adjust to everyday life. Chevrolet is donating the very first production model of the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 for the auction, with proceeds going to the Foundation. “GM and Chevrolet are proud to honor and support the brave men and women of our armed forces,” according to GM VP Steve Hill. “With the proceeds from the auction of the Corvette ZR1, we will be able to offer additional support to some of our most severely wounded veterans.” If you can’t make it to the auction, stay in touch with Freeway Chevrolet for your chance to get a look at the new ZR1.

Exclusive Supercharged Engine Generates 755 Horsepower

The 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 is powered by the LT5 supercharged engine, which produces a certified 755 horsepower and seat-crushing 755 pound-feet of torque. With two aerodynamics packages refined in hundreds of hours of wind tunnel testing, the new ZR1 not only has the power, but also has the handling to straighten out those hairpin turns. Keeping this monster cool is important to the performance, so Chevy designed a new front fascia and halo hood to let air flow through and over the motor. Four radiators pump the coolant through the system and supercharger assembly to keep the ZR1 running at optimal temperatures up to its top speed of 210 mph.

Adjustable High Wing Adds Downforce

The latest version of the Chevy Corvette also has a front underwing and a rear adjustable High Wing that generates about 950 pounds of downward force, making this latest version of America’s sports car into a true premium track car. Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires and Magnetic Ride Control add to the ability of the ZR1 to grip the corners. The Chevy Corvette ZR1 offers both a 6-speed manual shifter and 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The steering wheel is the center of attention in the driver-centric cockpit, where standard leather seating, a Performance Data Recorder and Bose Premium Audio system all add to the racing feel and level of sophistication you’d expect to find in a premium sports car. The auction will be filled with excitement when the new ZR1 comes up for sale. If you can’t make it, be sure and visit Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler to see the latest evolution of an iconic American race car.

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