According to industry rumors and conjecture, the 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 will present to the market as the eight generation of the line. It is also expected that the engineers will outfit the new vehicle with a modified aluminum chassis for mid-ship duty. Additionally, it has been reported that the new Zora ZR1 will feature an updated version of the supercharged V-8 engine that resides under the hood of the new Corvette Z06. Moreover, General Motors will supply automotive consumers and avid fans of the line with a truly purebred supercar.
2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 – Engine Specs
Under the hood of the supercar, consumers will find a supercharged V8 Hellcat engine that is said to achieve an output of upwards of 707 hp and 700 pounds per feet of torque. As of yet, there will only be a rear wheel drive variant; but there is a talk of an all-wheel drive variant that is similar to that is the Porsche 918. The latter will more than likely occur during a mid-cycle refresh as opposed to the release of the rear wheel version. This new powerful power unit will, more than likely, find itself smartly mated with either an automatic eight-speed gearbox or a manual seven-speed transmission. Per early reports stemming from unofficial automotive websites, the new 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 will be able to achieve a speed of 60 miles per hour in a matter of 2.8 seconds as well as a top speed of an estimated 220 miles per hour. The fuel economy is believed to be rated at a manageable 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 – Modification that will include
This new supercar is widely expected to be an evolution of the design of the C7. There will be nothing radical about the changes being afforded to the sports vehicle, as to not upset avid fans of the Corvette. Per the rendering floating about the internet, the cockpit has been moved down and forward slightly. The nose of the vehicle will retain virtually the same tapered edges and pointed shape that it is well known for. It does need to be noted that the cooling ducts will have a more aggressive aesthetic as the track will become wider as the large front splitter will add tangible performance benefits.
Conjecture being tossed about the industry by experts and critics indicates that the interior will be more luxurious than ever before. Within the cabin, consumers should expect to encounter yards of leather, Alcantara as well as carbon fiber. Also within the interior of the 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1, there will be multiple LCD screens, LED technology and high-end automotive technology. The steering wheel will be aggressively styled as well as squared just as those that can be found in Lamborghini and Ferrari models.
2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 – Release Date and Price
Unfortunately, at this time, there is no indication as to when the 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 will be released onto the automotive marketplace. Experts and critics believe that the vehicle will enter dealership showrooms by the close of the third quarter next year. The base pricing for the supercar may very well be in the neighborhood of $150,000. As we move closer to the end of the year, it is certain that General Motors will release more specified information regarding the iconic vehicle.