Chevrolet to debut new Corvette ZR1 this summer

Colin
By Colin Wood
Apr 10, 2024 | Corvette, zr1

Image Courtesy Chevrolet

The unthinkable is coming this summer” is how Chevrolet announced a new Corvette ZR1 is on the way in a teaser trailer that just dropped today.


What sort of wild Corvette will we see this summer? Let the speculation begin.

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Comments
Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/10/24 11:39 a.m.

If it's unthinkable, I'm going to say it'll have a four cylinder turbo. Ooh, and be hybrid. It'll be like an i8 with an extra cylinder. And you won't be able to take it on track at Corvette club events.

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 HalfDork
4/10/24 11:55 a.m.

Twin/quad turbo, SC. DOHC, Hybrid, Black... Excuse me I'm having feelings this website shouldn't inspire 

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
4/10/24 12:10 p.m.

ZO6 flat plane engine + E-Ray hybrid/FWD setup = 800+hp, AWD, Mid-Engine Corvette from the parts bin

 

Although they did these pretty CAD drawings for a reason:

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/10/24 12:17 p.m.

In reply to STM317 :

But that's not unthinkable. That's just predictable.

gixxeropa
gixxeropa GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/10/24 12:19 p.m.

Unthinkable? 3 cylinder diesel? Hit-and-miss engine? 

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
4/10/24 12:21 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

In reply to STM317 :

But that's not unthinkable. That's just predictable.

Oh yeah. Sorry. Uhhh... rotary powerplant, but used as a generator to power the front wheels only with the E-Ray's motor?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/10/24 12:27 p.m.

In reply to STM317 :

Now we're talking. And we finally got our mid-engined Vette, why not the rotary? And hey, it's the Volt that could have been! GM has already done some of the work. It's not so much parts bin as "hey, are those guys still alive", but there's prior art for both.

IIRC the original ZR1 ditched pushrods and introduced the Altezza of pickup truck taillights. Unthinkable :)

gixxeropa
gixxeropa GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/10/24 12:41 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Now I want to build a corvette Ute and  take it to the corvette expo at pigeon forge

RadBarchetta
RadBarchetta Reader
4/10/24 12:44 p.m.

The ZR1 is now a CUV.

Get your pitchforks ready.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/10/24 12:58 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

In reply to STM317 :

But that's not unthinkable. That's just predictable.

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