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The 2025 Mid-Engine Corvette ZR1 Will Debut This Summer

The last couple of Corvette generations have had a top-of-the-line super Corvette. The mid-engine Corvette will get its ZR1 version this summer.

After months of rumors and speculation in Corvette forums, Chevrolet is confirming that there will be a ZR1 version of the 2025 mid-engine Corvette. The ZR1 signifies a pinnacle vehicle in the Chevrolet food chain, and it is expected that the 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will blow the doors off its competitors, including the Corvette Z06. Chevrolet is not confirming any details at this point, Today, the automaker released a smoke and shadow video confirming the supercar’s existence.

2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Fans are expecting the mid-engine Corvette ZR1 to build on everything that exists in the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The Z06’s flat-plane-crank 5.5-liter V-8 engine kicks out 670 horsepower. The Z06 got the high-horsepower engine from the Chevrolet Corvette Race Team. If the ZR1 turbocharges the same or improved engine, it could push the ZR1 to over 800 horsepower. Some forum members are estimating that if the ZR1 has any sort of hybrid assistance, the twin-turbocharged engine could reach over 1000 horsepower.

Currently, the C8 Corvette comes in a Stingray version with 495 horsepower, the Z06 with 670 horsepower and the E-Ray, which is an electrified version, with 655 horsepower. The ZR1 version of the C8 could be the Corvette supercar that competes with Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

Chevrolet says the new ZR1 will debut this summer, but spy photos have shown the supercar testing at Nürburgring in Germany for at least a year. The Corvette in today’s video is shown with a large rear wing but little else is visible. No word on any performance statistics but the 2025 Corvette ZR1 is expected to start more expensive than the E-Ray or the Z06, so closer to $150,000.  

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Mary Conway is a professional automotive journalist and has decades of experience specializing in automotive news analysis. She covered the Detroit Three for more than twenty years for the ABC affiliate, in Detroit. Her affection for the Motor City comes naturally. Her father ran a gas station while Mary was growing up, in Wisconsin.

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