Corvette really doesn’t need some special introduction at all. It is one of the most iconic sports cars of all time. One of the best-known names from American car industry. It was launched way back in 1953 and there have been seven generations of it so far. However, company prepares some radical changes, which will come with new model called 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1. This version will bring plenty of new design solutions and all of us impatiently expect to see how new Corvette will look like. Some even claim that this will be an eight generation of ‘vette (C8).
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 – specs
As you probably know, latest generation of this legend came way back in 1953 and so far there have been seven generations. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 is expected to come with some huge changes. Many of them will be radical. Although base shape will be based on current C7, but it will come with completely different layout. While all previous Corvettes featured FR layout, this model will come completely different. It will have a mid-engine configuration, with rear-wheel drive. This means some heavy modifications on current model.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 design
Visually, 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 will used most of solutions from C7. However, because of mid-engine layout, new model will feature a cockpit which will be a little bit forward and down, but not so dramatically. Rear end will suffer some changes too. We afraid that 2017 Corvette Zora ZR1 could lose its recognizable shape, which could be a big disappointment to all true lovers of this amazing car.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 under the hood
As we already mentioned, 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 will feature new mid-engine layout. The engine that will be used for this model is the same small-block V8 that is used for C7. However, it will be tuned up a bit. According to some predictions, max output will be around 740 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. These numbers will provide excellent performances. New 2017 Corvette Zora ZR1 should go from 0 to 60 in less than 2.8 seconds, while top speed will be over 215 mph.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 release date and price
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 is expected to come next year. Price is unknown, but because of these radical changes, new model will surely cost way model that current C7. Some predictions say that price will go between 150.000 and 200.000 dollars.