Since Hot Summer Nites 2018 was a bust due to rain, many Sioux Fallsians were left disappointed. The event is typically one filled with hundreds of unique and special Corvettes from all over the country, live music, tons of food, and great deals on shopping downtown. And to add to the bummer of a cancellation, this was the year Chevy decided to release the all-new 2019 Corvette ZR1! But fear not readers, I knew just where to find one.
Since Hot Summer Nites attracts Corvette owners from all over, it’s a safe bet that you’ll see plenty driving around the week of. However, if you want to get a closer look (as I typically do) you gotta find where they park. Luckily for me, the show is large enough to attract big groups that stick to the same hotels year after year. All I had to do was wait for the rain to stop and head near a cluster of hotels! And what I found did not disappoint.
This 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful and most track ready car that Chevy has ever built. It has 755 horsepower, a 0-60 mph time of 2.85 seconds, a top speed of 212 mph, a 7-speed manual transmission, and loads of carbon fiber and aerodynamic goodies—not to mention those drool-worthy wheels. This one was even optioned with the ZTK Performance Package including the adjustable wing!