Watch the Fire-Breathing 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Spit Flames [Video]

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 prototype

So, we don’t quite know where this came from. This Corvette movie was obviously published to Chevrolet’s YouTube station on November 15, 2017, but left unlisted—meaning it doesn’t appear in queries on YouTube, neither is it promoted as “related content.”

But Reddit found it.

The movie generally seems to show a 2019 Corvette ZR1—you understand, the 755-horse, 715-lb-ft beast Vette with a 212-mph top speed—accelerating at complete throttle at just what’s currently a very high-speed.

And it’s shooting flames.

Not simply the small burp of fire you will get from some modern supercars on overrun. We’re chatting rocket flames. A foot-long blast of blue-white fire blasting out of the Vette’s tailpipes. Also it’s sustained through whichever gear the Vette is accelerating through.

That’s pretty damn cool.

We don’t know where the video clip was shot—although the typical disclaimer says it absolutely was on a closed training course with a specialist motorist. Chevy claims the ZR1 will do a sub-seven-minute lap time at the Nürburgring. Perhaps they caught this during early-morning testing?

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We can’t wait to ensure this flame-shooting capability for ourselves.

This story initially showed up on Road & Track.


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