Exciting reports suggest we may see Chevy’s new sports car with this new engine, which will kick out an impressive 850-hp.
the Chevy Corvette remains as popular now as it ever has, and of course, we were recently treated to the arrival of the all-new Corvette C8 Z06. However, Chevrolet are not resting on their laurels. The company is developing a brand new C8 Corvette ZR1. And a report from Muscle Cars and Trucks states that the new example of the car might well have a twin-turbo V8 under the hood that produces around 850 hp, a hugely impressive figure.
What We Know So Far
The report from Muscle Cars and Trucks refers to a recent sighting of the C8 Corvette ZR1 outside of the GM Milford Proving Grounds. This alone is a bit of a development milestone for the new car. Corvette Blogger captured the images of the new ZR1 testing, wearing plenty of camouflage and with its wheels, all covered up as well. It is unlikely this is the E-Ray version of the Corvette because so much of this car is trying to get kept a secret. The front fascia is pretty much totally covered up except for the headlights, and the rear of the car is also quite well hidden too.
The Quad Center Exhaust
Also noticeable at the rear of the Corvette prototype is a quad center exhaust. This according to both Corvette Blogger and Muscle Cars and Trucks is exclusive to the Corvette, sharing the LT6 engine. Muscle Cars and Trucks say that the new car will feature a new, higher-output version of that LT6 with two turbochargers. This will see the engine christened the LT7 and be a 5.5-liter flat-plane TTV8 engine. And the power output is also expected to be a very impressive 850 hp. It could even end up with more power than that too.
The Ultimate Rear Wheel Drive Corvette
This new ZR1 could instantly launch itself as the ultimate rear-wheel drive Corvette. So, there will certainly be a lot of hype and expectations around the car as the official launches and reveals get closer and closer. As Muscle Cars and Trucks also state, this could become one of the last Corvettes to be exclusively powered by an internal combustion engine, with the advent of a hybrid and electrically powered Corvette slowly getting closer. It is at least a couple of years away before the launch of the ZR1, so we will certainly keep our eyes out for any more information on the new car.
Sources: Muscle Cars and Trucks, Corvette Blogger
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