After so many years of rumors and speculations, Chevrolet will finally evolve its fabulous sports car, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1. The company pays a tribute to a Belgian engineer who was first to introduce V-8 power to Corvette lineup, by deriving moniker Zora from his name.
Unfortunately, there are still no official photos of this supercar as the company keeps this project very secretly. However, this model will probably make a revolution on the market, most likely by its new style, features and performance.
Exterior and interior design
Exterior wise, one thing is for sure, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora will have a different body framework and the company doesn’t have to built a new platform for it, it only needs to adapt the current one.
However, this model belongs to a next generation car, C8, so it might get the new platform. New body should provide more supercar-like look and it might never look nor ride the same ever again.
This model will be made of lightweight materials, having a lot of aluminum and carbon fiber parts. It will come with plenty of polished angular creases, but it will probably keep the bulky rear end.
Interior wise, it is still a big mystery. It can be assumed that it won’t be much different from the current interior design in top-grade Corvettes. Although, this model comes with the new platform and it will probably require some changes inside of the model.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora Specs
Engine wise, the new Chevy’s model will probably come with the upgraded version of the Z06’s supercharged V-8 engine. This engine can produce 700 ponies and 700 pound-feet of torque. With this powerplant this car should be able to achieve a maximum speed of 200 mph and from 0 to 60 in around three seconds. New Chevy will come with manual transmission which is one of the reasons why this car is powerful. The figures are very impressive, but the big part of the credit goes to a mid-engine layout. It was always associated with Corvette, but until now, it was never made in production quantities.
2017 Corvette Price
According to some rumors, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora will cost around 150.000 dollars and the price is cheaper than all rivals in their class. It is a little bit early to say when will this car be in showrooms. The model has very powerful rivals and the main ones are the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Audi R8 V10.