Watch The Corvette ZR1 Shoot Giant Exhaust Flames At Full-Throttle


The Corvette ZR1

So, we don’t quite know where this came from. This video was apparently uploaded to Chevrolet’s YouTube channel on November 15, 2017, but left unlisted—meaning it doesn’t appear in searches on YouTube, nor is it promoted as “related content.”

The video seems to show a 2019 Corvette ZR1—you know, the 755-horse, 715 lb-ft monster ‘Vette with a 212-mph top speed—accelerating at full-throttle at what’s already a very high speed.

And it’s shooting flames.

Not just the little burp of fire you get from some modern supercars on overrun. We’re talking rocket flames. A foot-long stream of blue-white fire blasting out of the ‘Vette’s tailpipes. And it’s sustained through whichever gear the ‘Vette is accelerating through.

That’s pretty damn cool.

We don’t know where the video was shot—though the standard disclaimer says it was on a closed course with a professional driver. Chevy says the ZR1 will do a sub-seven-minute lap time at the Nurburgring. Maybe they caught this during early-morning testing?

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