The “Zora” name has been trademarked all over the world since 2014
A new Chevrolet Corvette Zora model coming soon would explain GM’s massive trademarking
Nearly 40 trademark applications have been filed
The Zora trademark has been filed by General Motors in 31 countries since 2014 including places like Moldova and Malawi. Once doesn’t register a name in Moldova without having some serious plans behind the move, and that plan could be the Chevrolet Corvette Zora.
Talk of the Corvette Zora has been ongoing ever since the new-generation C8 car launched last year. GM Authority is reporting that the latest Zora trademark request was in the Philippines in Feb, 2020. You can see all of the applications on their site.
The Zora name comes from Zora Arkus-Duntov, the first Corvette chief engineer who was the first to push for a mid-engine Corvette. Now that his dream has become a reality, it would make sense that the Zora name would be used to designate the ultimate flagship of the Chevy Corvette lineup.
The car would likely sit above the upcoming Corvette Z06 and eventual Corvette ZR1.
As GM Authority reports, a Chevrolet Corvette Zora would like top 1,000 horsepower thanks to a V8 engine combined with an electric powertrain. AWD would likely be needed to control that power efficiently.
The model would like arrive in two to three years after the other variants of the Corvette.
Of course, GM may just be trademarking the Zora name to be sure they can use it eventually without any actual plans to do so. But, again, once does not register a trademark in Moldova for the fun of it.