A Stock Chevy Corvette ZR1 Opens It Up, Hits 214 MPH on Space Shuttle Runway

Check out this 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 absolutely blistering down a space shuttle runway. The team behind the Corvette originally said the ZR1 would be capable of hitting 210 mph. And they weren’t wrong. It’s already been shown that the ZR1 can run zero to 60 mph in 2.85-seconds with a 192 mph in a standing mile. Even still, Chevy only officially lists 212 mph as a top speed.

But now, the ZR1 showed off a little more at The Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility. The facility contains a runway that’s three miles long and 100 yards wide.

If you’re curious on all the specs for the runs, you can find them listed below from the original video:

Max Power: 755 HP
Max Torque: 715 lb.ft
Engine: 6.2 L V8 Supercharged
Gearbox: 8 Speed Automatic
Weight: 3,669 lbs.
Distance Tested: 2.7 Miles

Runway Specifications:
Length: 3.22 Miles
Width: 300 Feet
Elevation Above Sea Level: 8.3 Feet
Elevation Change: 0.25 Inches
Surface Material: Concrete – 15,000 Feet, Asphalt – 2,000 Feet

Weather Conditions:
10:00 AM EST.
Temp: 72º F
Dew Point: 54º F
Wind: 15 MPH Direction: ESE
Vehicle Heading: South to North
Pressure: 30.30 in.
Density Altitude: 642 ft.
Surface Temp: 70º F

2:00 PM EST.
Temp: 77º F
Dew Point: 54º F
Wind: 13 MPH Direction: SSE
Vehicle Heading: South to North
Pressure: 30.21 in.
Density Altitude: 1042 ft.
Surface Temp: 88º F

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 managed to reach 214 mph without using the entire length of the runway.

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