ZR1 is Out, Mid-Engine in Spotlight

Zr1 Corvette Coupe

Now that the ZR1 coupe is official and the convertible is being shown this week at the LA auto show, the Mid-Engine Corvette is now back in the rumor spotlight.

As it all but official that a Mid-Engine C8 Corvette is coming, people are reporting what power plant it will be carrying. According to the Corvette Forum, there will be 3 options, a DOHC 4.2-liter V-8, a DOHC 5.5-liter V-8 and a 6.2-liter V-8. All three engines will be built at GM’s Tonawanda engine plant with the two new DOHC engines having twin turbochargers. The 5.5-liter V8 is expected to produce as much as 850hp and 720lb-ft of torque!

The reporting suggests the current C7 Corvette will remain in production through 2021.

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