Expectations were that the Chevrolet 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be the twin-turbo mill. However, it appears that it is not going to happen in that way. The Chevrolet 2019 Corvette ZR1 is fitted with an LT5, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. Hence, the engine is certainly very special and Chevrolet did seem to deny the fact as well. However, plans of the engineers at Chevrolet were to run the project secretly, while they were developing the new powertrain. So, they thought of using a codename to guard the new powertrain of the Chevrolet 2019 Corvette ZR1.
In a discussion with Automotive News, Tadge Juecther, the chief engineer of Corvette, stated that ‘BAS’ was the name stamped over the supercharger by the company rather using the name ‘Corvette ZR1’. However, thoughts of the engineers were to trick the fellow workers. They assumed that by the name ‘BAS’ the fellow worker will consider it to be Belt Alternator System that is being used by the GM diesel engine. However, ‘BAS’ never did stand for the ‘Belt Alternator System’. It was being the short form of the ‘Big A** Supercharger’.
However, the LT5 supercharger of the Chevrolet 2019 Corvette ZR1 is much bigger than the LT4 supercharger. It works well with the dual fuel system, high strength alloy custom crankshaft, two engine controllers and 95 mm throttle body. However, all these components work along with the head piston, same block and the rods as in the supercharger LT4. The figures that Chevrolet had presented are something to look at. According to Chevrolet, the vehicle will produce 715 lb-ft of torque and 755 hp. Thus the Chevrolet 2019 Corvette ZR1 will speed up 100 km/h in as less than 3 seconds. However, the top speed of the Chevrolet 2019 Corvette ZR1 is expected to be more than 337 km/h.