The current Corvette Stingray is only the tip of the iceberg in performance and power.
Every version will bring something more to the table, namely AWD hybrids.
The top-line “Zora” will deliver 1,000+ horsepower and equal torques.
The only semi-bitter-sweet part of the new C8 Chevrolet Corvette’s story is that GM can’t seem to get a break. First a strike and now the COVID-19 global pandemic have all but completely squashed Chevy’s plans for the 2020 Corvette. Worry not however as not only will we make it through this mess but GM’s got an incredible lineup of future Vette models for us to drool over.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe is already an impressive car with its 490-495-horsepower LT2 V8 but the Grand Sport version will, in our opinion, be the best-balanced of the lot. Its LT2 6.2-litre V8 will produce roughly 510-horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque. According to GMAuthority, things heat up nicely from here on in.
It’s been rumoured that GM’s had plans to electrify the Corvette and it seems as though we now have proof. A Corvette E-Ray will see its LT2 mated to an electric motor for not only an estimated 600-horsepower and 575 lb.-ft. of torque but it will be AWD – the motor will be on the front axle. Next comes the Z06 which returns to its original roots as an all-motor track-prepped road car. It will be powered by a DOHC naturally-aspirated LT6 5.5-litre V8 good for a planned 600-horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque.
Big boost comes next. The ZR1 will see the 5.5-litre gain a pair of turbochargers as well as the LT7 moniker. Its output is so far planned at 850-horsepower and 750 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally comes the Zora which will take on all kinds of super- and hypercars. The LT7 will be joined by an electric motor like the E-Ray and will put at least 1,000-horsepower and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque to the pavement.
The only bit of missing information in the original story is whether or not Chevrolet plans on reintroducing a 7-speed manual gearbox. The Stingray and Grand Sport would be excellent candidates for this option.
There’s much to look forward to!