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Catch a Sneak Peek of the 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

For the first time in five years, the ZR1 is back.

By Emmet White on April 10, 2024

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It's been over five years since Chevrolet graced us with a proper Corvette ZR1 and the wait is almost over. Chevrolet teased the reveal of a new C8-generation Corvette ZR1 in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday.

Building on the lineage of the C8 Corvette and its Stingray, Z06, and E-Ray lineup, we expect the 2025 Corvette ZR1 to be the most extreme, hypercar-fighting version yet.

With only a vague silhouette shown in the teaser, the angular C8 body will likely follow in the footsteps of previous ZR1 models, adding functional aerodynamic bodywork all around. Similarly, with a 670-hp, naturally-aspirated, flat-plane crank 5.5-liter V-8 from the Z06 available, there's serious potential that the ZR1 will be rocking a high-power V-8 as well.

Reports from Car & Driver even suggest that Chevy may add forced induction to the Ferrari-sounding V-8, bumping power figures well beyond the Z06's. Camouflaged prototypes have also been spotted testing at the Nürburgring. While the C8 Corvette Stingray managed a 7:29.9 lap time around the nearly 13-mile track, the ZR1 and its accompanying lap time will likely sit in the company of models like Porsche's 911 GT3 RS.

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