Corvette Z06 & ZR1 to have huge power gains - report

 Corvette Z06 & ZR1 to have huge power gains - report
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray artist rendering 19.02.2013 / Luis Baston / Kane Design

ZR1 could have as much as 700 bhp

Chevrolet recently unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray, so naturally the rumor mill has shifted focus to the highly-anticipated Z06 and ZR1 successors.

Motor Trend is reporting the new Z06 will keep its 7.0-liter V8 engine but see a huge power increase from 505 bhp (377 kW) to 600 bhp (447 kW). If this pans out, the model would only have 38 bhp (24 kW) less than the outgoing ZR1.

Speaking of the latter model, the next-generation ZR1 is expected to use a supercharged version of the new 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine. There's no consensus on how much power it will develop, but rumors suggest it could have 675 bhp (503 kW) or 700 bhp (522 kW). The final numbers could have an impact of the Z06's output as Chevrolet wants to give the ZR1 a distinct advantage.

Speculation suggests the Z06 is at least a year off, so don't expect to see the ZR1 until the 2015 or 2016 model year.

Source: Motor Trend

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looks like Nissan GTR
Feb 21, 2013 3:54 am
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ewww the GTR is a fat Japanese muscle car that is basically a computer on wheels.... looks nothing like the corvette... unless you are blind?
Oct 8, 2013 4:21 pm
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The rendering is very close to being over the top.
Feb 20, 2013 1:09 am
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Hopefully this new Corvette will be a better built car. It looks like Chevrolet is cooking up something for people's elbow. I hope they will keep the pricing reasonable as a Corvette is not an exotic, but merely a muscle car. Keep the price right and the quality top notch and people will flock to the dealerships and buy.
Feb 19, 2013 4:30 pm
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If this more likely to happen then this will be a huge kick in SRT's groin since the Viper's 8.4L engine can only produce 640 hp.Of course I'm sure that Chrysler will do their best to combat this. Let the old rivalry begin!
Feb 19, 2013 3:59 pm
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It will probably hit the 700bhp mark. The GT500 boasts at least 660 and, for the American car-makers, a win by 10bhp isn't a win at all. It's a fluke. Expect the ZR1 to have AT LEAST 700bhp.
Feb 19, 2013 3:52 pm
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the GT500 still has yet to beat a Z06 corvette on the track let alone the base corvette with z51 package... remember the corvette is lighter, faster, and more arrow dynamic.
Oct 8, 2013 4:22 pm
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IMO That rendering is hideous, especially the wheels.
Feb 19, 2013 3:47 pm
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the power wars continue but will the cars be better overall packages to better fight the more exotic competition? wait to see how this develops
Feb 19, 2013 3:25 pm
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