If you asked why the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 have that “zora” in it’s name? It is a name of a Belgian-born engineer Zora Arkus Duntov, ha was a part of the team who pushed the V8 engine into the Corvette in 1955. Zora has always pursued more dynamic and interesting ways to design the Corvette to be the most powerful and faster car in the market. His performance and speed obsession pushed him and the little two-door to the limit. The new Corvette will maybe write history with a first ever engine mounted in the rear of the Zora ZR1.
It is expected that the exterior design of the 2018 Corvette Zora ZR1 will be an evolution of the curent C7 Vette. The cockpit is moved slightly forward and down and the front end is very familiar to the current model but with more aggressive design. The rear is slightly wider than the current model’s and it also have wider rear bumper and fenders. It have small dual spoilers and the rear diffuser which is massive. The center mounted exhaust tips are chromed and updated too.
The interior of the Corvette Zora ZR1 will be definitely more luxurious because the ZR1 is targeting separate market, price and performance than the latest model. It is expected that the upholstery will be leather and/or Alcantara combined with carbon fiber. The technology will be certainly high end with multiple LCD’s, infotainment system and LED lighting. The new C7 Corvette have much improved seats and the ZR1 will not be an exception however we expect that they will be further improved as well.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 Engine
The engine of the current Z06 supercharged V-8 with 650 horsepower ant this is the most powerful GM’ engine ever. If they want to make the ZR1 more powerful (and they will). Zora vill use the same engine like the current Z06 but with a host of improvements and tweaks and the Horsepower rating should be rising around 740 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. It should be an RWD but it is a lot of talk about an AWD hybrid model. Transmissions will be a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 Price
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 is expected to be a world beating supercar but the price will still remain low which is in the range around $150,000. The only competitor of the ZR1 will be the Ferrari 458 Speciale.