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Chevrolet Corvette ZL1 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1402 kg (3091 lbs)
Dimensions 4.62 m (182 in) long, 1.76 m (69 in) wide, 1.21 m (48 in) high
Wheelbase 2.49 m (98 in)
Power / weight 423 ps (417 bhp) / t
Introduced 1969
Origin country United States
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Performance

Top speed 311 kph (193 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.9 s
0 - 100 mph 9.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.3 s @ 92.6 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s @ 116.2 mph

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Chevrolet Corvette ZL1 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type Chevrolet Big Allumunium Block ZL1 V-8 427
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci / 6997 cc)
Power 593 ps (585 bhp / 436 kw) @ 6600 rpm
Power / liter 85 ps (84 hp)
Transmission Muncie M20 Long Ratio 4 Speed Manual (3.08 ratio)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Shaggy  8y ago

I once read a book featuring this car, they put the horsepower at 560 and the top speed at 170 MPH. Not sure if it was the ZL1, it was black, so I guess not.


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Super8  8y ago

I think with Corvette OEM exhaust and bigger compression ratio than Camaro ZL1, this Corvette could reach 400 hp net or more. Motor Trend said there was a third Corvette ZL1 painted in red but it was missing and never been found until now.


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Super8  8y ago

The only Corvette that can match this performance in acceleration is Corvette L88 and for top speed is Corvette 454 LS7


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Super8  8y ago

Here some data that i estimated. It also came from L88 option:
Top Speed: about 190 mph (long ratio)
0-60 mph: 3.9 sec
0-100 kph: 4.3 sec
0-160 kph: 9.4 sec
0-100 mph: 9.5 sec
1/4 mile: 12.1 @ 116 mph (claim)


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Super8  8y ago

I update the old data because a lot of data from this monster is wrong. This monster had all aluminum block make this engine into a lightest GM Big Block. Because the option is so expensive, Chevy decide to make it just two. One with Daytona Yellow and one with Can-am White. The torque is unknown until now. The biggest mystery on this car is the net Hp. From the trusted source Camaro ZL1 only had 376 Net HP but in this Corvette you got bigger compression ratio than Camaro ZL1 (Camaro got 12:1 but Corvette got 12.5:1). So, it might be Corvette got more net Hp and probably near 400 net Hp. Top Speed also the biggest question. From some source i read, The Daytona Yellow Paint Job got Muncie M22 close ratio while the Can Am white got Muncie M20 long ratio. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 sec and 0-100 km/h in 4.3 sec for close ratio. Top speed for long ratio maybe near 190 mph or more but below 200 mph due aerodynamic problem (it has 0.4 cd) beause it got more power than L88 and more lighter than any Big Block Corvettes.