We’ve known that Chevy is currently working on hotter versions of the C8 Corvette, including the Z06 and the Corvette Zora. Now it looks like a leak is providing some clues to when these other variants will arrive and how much power they will bring to the table.
Hagerty has obtained a schedule of the release dates for each of the upcoming trim levels for the C8 Corvette. The big news is the “Zora” which will arrive in 2025 with a 5.5-liter hybrid powertrain that generates a massive 1,000 horsepower.
|Model Year||Engine||Power (est.)||Torque (est.)||Likely Application|
|2021||LT2 6.2-liter 16-valve OHV||490-495 hp||465-470 lb-ft||RHD Corvettes for export|
|2022||LT6 5.5-liter 32-valve DOHC||650 hp||600 lb-ft||Corvette Z06|
|2023||LT2 6.2-liter 16-valve OHV hybrid||600 hp||500 lb-ft||Corvette Grand Sport|
|2024||LT7 5.5-liter twin-turbo DOHC||850 hp||825 lb-ft||Corvette ZR1|
|2025||LT7HP1 5.5-liter twin-turbo DOHC hybrid||1000 hp||975 lb-ft||Corvette ZORA|
In addition to the Corvette Zora, the other big news is the Corvette Grand Sport, which is also getting a hybrid powertrain like the Zora.
In the meantime we’ve also learned that the 2021 Corvette is getting some new color and stripe options.