The 2017 Corvette Zora ZR1 is said to be delivering some changes to the legendary vehicle that derived from the 1955 arrival of engineer, Zora Arkus Duntov. It was the Belgian born Zora that placed a V-8 engine into the American sports car. Every other generation of the Corvette has seen mid-engine prototypes created by Zora, never before has there been an offering that carried an engine behind the driver. Well, according to a grave amount of rumor, the Corvette ZR1 is changing that.
The use of the name Zora is said to set it apart from the present Corvette family. The 2017 Corvette Zora ZR1 will enter the market as the eight generation vehicle within the Corvette line. The engineers are expected to offer modifications to the current C7’s aluminum chassis for duty that is mid-ship.
2017 CORVETTE ZORA ZR1: ENGINE SPECS
According to a wide variety of industry critics and experts, the new Corvette should be powered by the V-8 engine that is currently under the hood of the Corvette z06. The unit being used is said to deliver a maximum output capability of more than 700 brake horsepower while reaching tops speeds that reach upwards of 200 miles per hour. It is speculated, and highly desired by critics, that the vehicle will be a rear wheel model singularly. There has been a small amount of chatter proclaiming that a hybrid variant of the 2017 Corvette Zora ZR1 will enter the marketplace.
2017 CORVETTE ZORA ZR1: DESIGN
The exterior of the sports car is widely expected to evolve upon the design of the C7. This mid-engine is dramatic enough that General Motors will not be forced to force feed its long standing fan base a radical design. The cockpit has been down and slightly forward in order to create the automaker’s exclusive render. What will be most familiar to consistent fans of the Corvette, are tapered and general pointed shape features of the nose. The cooling ducts have been given a more aggressive appearance as the track was made wider and the front spiller was made larger. These alterations were able to add performance benefits that are expressly tangible.
Given that the Zora is a separation from the line, the design team should have free reign in this aspect. It is widely speculated that the cabin of this American sports car will be far more luxurious than all other models. Consumers should expect Alcantara, carbon fiber and a great deal of leather within the interior. Also included will be the latest in regards to automotive technology that will include LED lighting as well as multiple large LCD screens. The steering wheel will be square in styling as well as aggressive and will be similar to that which is found in models sold via Lamborghini and Ferrari.
2017 CORVETTE ZORA ZR1: PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
The 2017 Corvette Zora ZR1 is expected to carry a base price of approximately $150,000. According to General Motors, the new Corvette will be a pure bred supercar. Should the pricing estimation prove to be true, this would make it substantially less expensive than its closest competitors. Industry rumors also proclaim that the world will be presented with the Corvette Zora ZR1 by the close of 2016. More than likely the public will get its first views of the vehicle as the next season of auto shows begin.