Proof a C7 ZR1 Corvette is Coming…


Chevrolet has just trademarked ‘ZR1,’ signaling the return of the iconic Corvette model

The new trademark is filed for use on automobiles, and it will no doubt show up on a Corvette model. The real question is, what will the new ZR1 be?

Rumors strongly point towards the new ZR1 packing a mid-engine, something that has been talked about in the Corvette for years. Providing power will likely be a supercharged V8, packing somewhere around 700 ponies. Other possibilities for the ZR1 include electric motors in the front wheels, along with an entry-level twin-turbo V6 powertrain.

The previous Corvette ZR1 packed 638 horsepower and tons of features to make it a performer including carbon fiber body panels and a rear-mounted transmission.

The design of the car will have to change to incorporate the new mid-mounted engine, while it will certainly be a low-volume, niche product. The new ZR1 is expected to arrive by the end of 2016 as a 2017 model year vehicle, though nothing has been officially confirmed by GM.

Whatever the new ZR1 is, we’re sure that it won’t be boring!

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