2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1Changes, Engine Specs

When the category of vehicles you are looking for is sports then you surely have a thing for the wheels. So are the case with Zora Duntov and this guy dedicating his life to develop fast and sporty cars? In order to honor him Chevy has decided to name one of the Corvette’s after him. This vehicle will be known as 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 and will be nothing near to a stereotyped Corvette. That is to say it will be unique. However in terms of performance it is supposed to be good as any other Corvette. This sports car with its engine on its rear has a lot more to offer that has been discussed below.

2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 – Changes:

As it has been mentioned, there are a lot of changes that are due for this car. However if one looks closely they will see that most of it associated with whats under the hood. Considering that ZR1 Corvette already comes with a pretty appreciated and advanced design, there are not many major changes on that part.

2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 is working on it and their primal focus would be:

  • To offer improved handling.
  • To offer comparably higher outputs.
  • Last but not the least, also offer reduced fuel consumption.

Apparently, ZR1 is supposed to be the eight generation of the classic C7 sports car and that makes even harder for it.

2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 interior

2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 – Engine Specs & Gearbox:

Now one must acknowledge things for what they are worth and when it comes to 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1, it must certainly be acknowledged for its engine. It seems that this car is a potential beast but unfortunately, the exact unit responsible for making it so is unknown.

What is known though is the info about the engine but whether it is a DOHC unit or a twin turbo v-6 or a supercharged v-8 one is not known for sure. Whatever be it, it is going to be responsible for producing a minimum output of 707 horses and along with that have a torque somewhere around 700 pounds per feet.

This engine is to be either mated with a seven speed gear unit or six speed one. The 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 is pretty appreciable as well i.e. it just takes around 3 seconds to 4 seconds to reach 60 mph. In addition to that, this car also has a top speed of whooping 220 miles per hour.

It goes without saying that this car is no less than marvellous and in a way it is pretty eligible challenge any other super car. That could be the threat to the existing big daddies of this range.

EPA Ratings:

For now 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 will only be offered in rear wheel drive option but future versions might be ample to implement in on all 4 wheels with help of an electric motor. Other than that this variant will also expectedly offer better fuel efficiency which ranges from 16 miles per gallon to 30 mpg. These figures might vary a little but the change won’t be negative.

Design Changes:

2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 is supposed to be replacing C7. Therefore the design of its cabin, for that matter its cockpit will be somewhat lower on the front and higher on the back. It will be edgier than before and will come with air vents and LED lamps. It will also have a fender and the design will also enable higher and better suspension. The interior is simply breath-taking and comes with a custom-made infotainment unit and carbon fibre accessories.

2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 rear

2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 – Release Date and Price:

The thing is that there has been no official announcement or unofficial speculation regarding the exact availability of this model in the showrooms. However it can be stated that this will be released by maximum a year or so; that is by the end of 2017. Before that it is to be unveiled in Auto Shows.

The 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 price tag is estimated to be near about $150k, that might seem a lot but it is honestly nothing compared to the specs offered. Competitively speaking this car comes with lower price tag than most of its contemporaries.


Thing about this 2017 Chevy Corvette Zora ZR1 is it has been a part of the elite group of top sports car for decades now. Nevertheless it hasn’t quite reached the top spot. Looks like Chevy is looking forward to turn the tables this year and big shots such be aware. Potential competitors include:

  • Porsche 911
  • Mercedes AMG
  • Ferrari 458.

Other sports cars from BMW, Lamborghini, and Audi will compete too.

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