Judging by the latest spy shots, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 will come with some radical changes compared to everything we have seen from the iconic sports car for all these decades of production. This will be a top-range version of the new, eight generation of America’s most iconic sports car. It will come with a completely new, mid-engine layout, which will affect the overall design in so many ways. Expect a completely new shape, despite the fact that the design language should be an evolution of the C7 model. Of course, the most interesting thing will be a new engine, equipped with a couple of turbochargers.
- Spectacular performances
- Latest tech features
- Upscale interior
- Many purists will be disappointed with the new design
- Very expensive
We are pretty sure that many Corvette purists will freak out after seeing the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1. Due to its mid-engine layout, the new model will come with a much shorter nose, which probably was the car’s most recognizable styling details for all those decades of production. This would also mean a completely different rear end, which should kinda familiar to models like LaFerrari and Porsche 918. Such design definitely improves aerodynamics and efficiency, but what about the model’s original flavor. Still, the front end should remain kinda familiar, as an evolution of the current C7 model. Such styling approach should keep most of traditional Corvette lovers.
We presume you’ve already realized GM’s ambitions with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1. It should be far more upscale compared to the current model. This refers to the interior design as well. The first thing that comes to our minds is much more luxury. More stylish cabin, top-quality materials, and latest tech features are things you can count on. Also, the new model will put the focus on performances, so count on plenty of track-ready features, race-inspired seats and lots of carbon fiber trim.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 Engine
There is no doubt that the engine will be the most controversial aspect of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1. Purists will definitely be hugely disappointed to hear that the new model is about to come with a couple of turbochargers. It looks like the company is developing a special version of a new 5.5-liter V8, which will probably come with a max output of amazing 850 horsepower. Some reports suggest that this engine could even come backed up with an electric motor(s) and total output of full 1000 horsepower. In any case, count on spectacular performances. In numbers, 0-60 time should be under three seconds, while a top speed should go over 220 miles per hour.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 Release Date and Price
Latest reports suggest that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 could be unveiled already in January, in Detroit. Of course, it would hit the market later in the year. Count on a price tag around $150,000.