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What the 2015 Corvette ZR1 could look like

Renderings hint at appearance of supercharged C7.

By AutoWeek Feb 20, 2013 10:46AM




Buyers are lining up to put the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette in their garages, but we're already looking ahead to the hopped-up versions Chevrolet is likely to unveil down the road.


There will be a new Z06, of course, but we're talking about the Stingray version of the beastly, supercharged Corvette ZR1.


Thanks to a pair of renderings, we can imagine what the new ZR1, which will likely be a 2015 or 2016 model year vehicle, might look like. In the renderings, carbon fiber appears all over the car, from the front diffuser to the spoiler to the mirrors. As with the current C6-based ZR1, hood bulge gets a bit bulgier -- a look that emulates a cowl-induction hood.


Corvette ZR1 2015 rendering (c) Chris Doane/Autoweek


But buyers likely won't be seeking a radically different exterior: It's what's under the hood that will matter most. The outgoing C6-based Corvette ZR1 makes 638 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque from its supercharged V8, and we expect the C7 ZR1 to top that -- which means boosting the base 6.2-liter LT1 engine's 450 hp substantially, perhaps to more than 700 hp.


Corvette ZR1 rendering for 2015 (c) Chris Doane/Autoweek

Larger wheels and wider tires and a track-tuned suspension will keep it glued to the tarmac, and carbon ceramic brakes make sure it all stops safely.


That performance will undoubtedly come at a price: C6 buyers have to shell out at least $112,600 to step up to forced induction, and we expect the C7 ZR1 to command a similar premium when it comes to market -- whenever that will be.


-- Graham Kozak

 

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20Comments
Feb 21, 2013 8:00AM
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I hope they don't incorporate that silly window in the hood over the supercharger on the C7, I wasn't really a fan of it on the C6.
Feb 21, 2013 6:51PM
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I'm thinking it should have a twin turbo LT1 that way you still get the good mileage and great performance.
Feb 21, 2013 2:43PM
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I love the design of the car but make it dark blue, black, or red.
Feb 21, 2013 11:04AM
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Now that is a sweet looking sports car! I don't care for the color though. Why is it that GM can create a true sports car that looks this hot and then puts out a Turd like the new SS that looks like a very slightly glorified Cruz?
Feb 24, 2013 7:53PM
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THATS A DAMN NICE LOOKING WHIP. LOVE THE BLUE CALIPERS. GONNA SELL THE KIDS, THE DOGS, THE TURTLE AND MY FUTURE WIFE SO THAT I CAN GET THIS. THE SS IS A CAR THAT IS WHAT THE FORMER SS CARS WERE, COMMON LOOKING CARS THAT SMOKE YOUR AZZ WHEN NEEDED. REMEMBER THE GTO, THE NOVA, THE 442, THE SKYLARK GS??? ALL COUPES WITH A POWERFUL GM MOTOR THAT MADE U SMILE EVERYTIME U BEAT A FORD OR CHRYSLER.
Nov 17, 2013 4:37AM
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the day of reproducing the lion king to become the lion king and the beast of the american road
Feb 20, 2013 7:12PM
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I read somewhere that a future Corvette would possibly have 4 twin cyl engines (one powering each of the car's 4 wheels).   Anyone else hear this rumor?
Feb 21, 2013 5:30AM
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every day the corvette is looking more and more like the dodge stealth.
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