In leaked documents, Chevrolet’s timeline for all of their Corvette models reveals the mid-engined Zora will be hitting the streets in 2025. Adding to the success found from the C8’s layout, this next model will surely expound upon the brand’s current lineup by DOUBLING the power from 495hp to 1000hp.
Now, these timelines also seem to point to a few new Corvette models to fill the gap between now and 2025. Granted, Coronavirus may push these dates back a few months, but this is still an exciting look into the future.
In 2022, the roadmap features a 5.5L LT6 V8-powered ZO6 model, which will more closely emulate the C8.R, thanks to them sharing the same engine. However, the ZO6 should have 650hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, which is 150hp more than the new C8.R.
Following the ZO6, 2024 will see the ZR1 adding some twin-turbo goodness to that flat-plane crank 5.5-liter V8. Those changes should raise the power levels up to 850 hp and 825 lb-ft of torque respectively.
And that is when we come to the Zora, which will put the cherry on top of Corvette’s start to the decade. It will take the already capable motor of the ZR1, and add hybridization and for that lovely 1000 hp and 975 lb-ft of torque. This new motor has the working title of LT7HP1, which surely is code for “don’t worry, it’s quick.”