We love renderings, especially Chevy Corvette C8 renderings because they always seem to exploit the full potential of America’s latest mid-engined supercar.
Case in point, this latest Chevy Corvette ZR1 rendering from X-Tomi Design. As you may recall, X-Tomi also worked on a new Mazdaspeed3 as well as a Hyundai Venue Convertible. You can check both out below.
Like his past creations, X-Tomi doesn’t go overboard with the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 ZR1, opting instead for realistic elements such as a oversized wing, agressive air intakes on the hood, and blacked-out wheels very similar to ones available on the current Z06.
The ZR1 as most of you know designates the most extreme and powerful Corvette version. The latest Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was unveiled in 2017 with a massive supercharged LT5 V8 making 755 horsepower. That engine, of course, was located up front. The new Corvette C8 has a mid-engined layout as we all know by now. Imagine, therefore, a ZR1-type engine located behind you and probably making almost 1,000 horsepower. That’s what a new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 would probably offer, and the X-Tomi design is a great representation of what it would probably look like.
For now, the only 2020 8th-generation Corvette we know of for sure is the Stingray. We expect to see a convertible as well and a possible Zora top-of-the-line electrified version. The ZR1 is a very real possibility and if that were to happen, we could see it at next year’s Detroit Auto Show.
That’s just speculation, but it would make sense to us to unveil the first mid-engined ZR1 at the first NAIAS held in June.