The very first production 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 with VIN 001 went under the hammer last weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction and it managed to fetch nearly $1 million. The 2019 ZR1 is the fastest, most advanced and the most powerful machine ever to wear the iconic Corvette badge. The flagship supercar packs 755 supercharged horsepower under the hood developed by a hand-built supercharge supercharged 6.2-liter LT5 V8 engine. The obscene amount of power helps the ZR1 hit a top speed of 210mph. The auctioned Corvette ZR1 was sold for $925,000, several times more than the $119,995 list price, and hundred-percent of the proceeds from the auction go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its Building for America’s Bravest program.
The winning bid was made by Rick Hendrick, chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group and owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team. It’s not the first time he has done something similar. Rick previously purchased the first 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE last year and Acura NSX VIN 001 in 2016. During the auction, Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, said, “We’re incredibly fortunate to have the resources to support wonderful organizations that strive to make a difference for so many people in need. To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise nearly $96 million for charity and those funds, along with the generous donations that will be raised in Scottsdale, bring much needed relief to countless people through many great charities.”