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Corvette-based Chevrolet with 'incredible performance' coming in 2025 (msn.com)
Jonathon Ramsey
November 28, 2022

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GM President Mark Reuss' Investor Day presentation has been a font of information. Most of it's been pretty straightforward, like the info about GM service centers working on Teslas and the GMC Acadia getting larger for its third generation. This one lives at the mysterious end of the foreshadowing pool. When discussing what's in store for the Corvette, Reuss mentioned two vehicles. As reported by Fox News, the first is a straight-up Corvette trim, "the next version of the C8," the "next-step in performance for Chevrolet" supposedly so good "you won't be able to imagine it from a performance standpoint." Since Reuss' was reportedly talking about new vehicles due in 2024, he wouldn't have been referring to the hybrid, all-wheel drive Corvette coming in 2023. The AWD hybrid could have been the trim referred to as the Corvette Grand Sport in a potentially leaked GM document from 2020. The powertrain in that coupe will be the 6.2-liter LT2 V8 from the base Stingray combined with electric motors driving the front axle to make somewhere around a combined 600 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.

The images in Reuss' presentation were obscured for media viewers, but we suspect he meant the ZR1. That supposed leaked doc said its due in 2024 with 850 hp and 825 lb-ft. Output will come from an LT7 engine that's already on the testing bench if a recent clue found at the National Corvette Museum can be believed.

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Nothing wrong with a little Corvette conjecture!

Based on the trim cadence we've been covering for years, this sounds like the Corvette rumored to be called the Zora, which would pair the twin-turbo LT7 V8 with electric motors for more than 1,000 hp. However, Reuss didn't call this car a Corvette; he only said it would be based on the C8 architecture.
That's a curious statement. Could mean absolutely nothing, or will the Zora have a different design?
 

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It could be a conventional front engine SUV.
As in reversing the C8 chassis so the engine can be in front? Same question on that, is it reasonable that they can modify the C8 chassis to that extent? I love the idea, but not sure how realistic it is - I don't want to be the kid all excited for Christmas only to get a pack of socks :ROFLMAO:
 

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As in reversing the C8 chassis so the engine can be in front? Same question on that, is it reasonable that they can modify the C8 chassis to that extent? I love the idea, but not sure how realistic it is - I don't want to be the kid all excited for Christmas only to get a pack of socks :ROFLMAO:
From Corvette C8 release:

A strong, stiff and lightweight main structure of six high-pressure diecast aluminum parts, also known as the Bedford Six, which are manufactured at GM Powertrain in Bedford, Indiana. These minimize the number of joints within the vehicle, making a stiffer structure that aids in handling and track cornering.
 

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I’m sorry, I don’t share some of your enthusiasm of sticking the Corvette name on a CUV.
C'mon man, you know you really want the first mid engine SUV available to impress all your friends. ;) :)
 

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I’m sorry, I don’t share some of your enthusiasm of sticking the Corvette name on a CUV.
Reuss didn't call this car a Corvette; he only said it would be based on the C8 architecture
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They may not call it a Corvette, but it will use the same powerplants and running gear.
 
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