2019 Corvette ZR1 Wins Motor Authority ‘Best Car to Buy’ Title

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2019 Corvette ZR1

ZR1’s driveability, track-day pedigree, and low price compared to other supercars give the top-tier Corvette the win for 2019.

Are you in the market for a new Corvette? Why not consider the ZR1? It’s the top-tier ‘Vette on the market, with tons of power for the track, lots of style for the street, and plenty of drivability for the rush-hour commute.

Turns out we’re not the only ones to think so of the ZR1. Motor Authority has voted the Corvette its Best Car to Buy in 2019, taking the title from the 2018 recipient, the Honda Civic Type R.

The ZR1 beat out the likes of the Audi RS5, BMW M5, Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2, and Jaguar I-Pace for the 2019 title, thanks to having “an excellent base car” to build upon. For Motor Authority, the C7-era of the Corvette “is the best-driving Corvette yet,” one which the ZR1 builds upon.

 

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The publication definitely approved of the ZR1’s aero and carbon-ceramic brakes, as well as the four radiators, carbon-fiber hood, and the rear wings that can be had with the top-tier ‘Vette. All of that, plus the supercharged 6.2-liter LT5 V8 putting out 755 horses and 715 lb-ft of torque, gives the ZR1 supercar performance at a much lower cost of entry than any Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche.

2019 Corvette ZR1

Another plus for Motor Authority‘s assessment of the ZR1 is the fact that, despite its 212-mph top speed, 10.6-second quarter-mile, and zero to 60 mph time of 2.85 seconds, it won’t try to kill the driver, instead giving them the proud feeling of taking corners and straights like a pro.

Finally, the ZR1 is also capable of tackling the highway as well as it swings its weight around the track. From the infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, to heated and cooled seats and on-board Wi-Fi, anyone driving or riding in the ZR1 will have a comfortable trip, no matter the distance. It’s definitely earned its title as the Best Car to Buy in 2019.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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