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Spy Shots: '25 Corvette ZR1 Convertible Spotted

By SEMA News Editors

Chevrolet has already unveiled three versions of the eight-generation Corvette, but one anticipated model yet to debut is the next Corvette ZR1. While the manufacturer has not confirmed any details, SEMA News sources recently caught new images of a convertible option for the upcoming ZR1. 

The upcoming ZR1 is rumored to be the most powerful iteration in its history, according to insiders, and is expected to feature a twin-turbocharged V8 engine with higher output compared to the standard C8, as well as more aggressive bodywork and styling than the base model Corvette.

Corvette C8 ZR1

Insiders also suggest that the ZR1 will be equipped with a new, upgraded LT7 V8 engine, surpassing the current LT6 found in the C8 Z06. This new engine is rumored to be a 5.5L twin-turbocharged DOHC V8, making it the most powerful production V8 ever produced by General Motors. Power output is estimated to be between 800-850 hp, a significant increase over the 755 hp of the C8 ZR1.

The new ZR1 is also unlikely to feature a hybrid powertrain, according to sources, potentially making the C8 ZR1 the last powered solely by an internal combustion engine. Additionally, the performance model is likely to feature aerodynamic upgrades, including a front lip spoiler and rear wing.