Motor trend has confirmation from a senior executive at GM of many of the C8 ZR1 details! It will be the first ever AWD Corvette! It will also have twin turbos and a hybrid assisted engine. The 2020 C8 Corvette has broken new ground and really changed the game for sports cars but it sounds like the ZR1 will change the way supercars are looked at. There will he a lot of “firsts” for the Corvette with the new ZR1 but in doing so, it will bring a whole new level of performance as well.
We first heard this rumor over a year ago now, but a new report says it’s been confirmed that the hottest version of the new mid-engine Corvette will be hybrid, boosting the power output to 900HP.
That’s according to MotorTrend, which gave its 2020 Car Of The Year (TM) award to the new 2020 Corvette, and which I fully believe has credible sources inside Chevy, since there has rarely been a better marriage between automaker and publication.
Here’s MotorTrend’s post:
Now, we can report from an even higher-placed source that the range-topping C8 Corvette ZR1 will add a performance hybrid system to boost it to 900 hp.
Rumors of a hybridized C8 have been flowing for quite some time, but now we have exclusive confirmation from a senior official at GM. The ZR1 will build on the Z06’s all-new engine with a performance- (not fuel economy-) oriented hybrid system to fill in torque gaps and increase total output to an even 900 hp.