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Hear the Incredibly Powerful 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The most powerful version of the mid-engine Corvette is due out this summer. Chevrolet is releasing video of the 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 roaring.

Chevrolet has released another tease video of the 2025 Corvette ZR1 with the tag line, “If you blink, you just might miss it. The Corvette ZR1 reveal is coming this summer.” Corvette fans are thrilled that an even higher performance model of the mid-engine Corvette is coming out. The last few Corvette generations had a ZR1 model, this one is expected to blow the doors off any previous models.

2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

As I reported in April, the ZR1 signifies a pinnacle vehicle in the Chevrolet food chain, and it is expected that the 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will have more horsepower and speed than any other vehicles, including the Corvette Z06. Chevrolet is not confirming any details at this point.

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 Chevrolet Corvette forum members are estimating that if the ZR1 has any sort of hybrid assistance, the twin-turbocharged engine could reach over 1000 horsepower.

Building on the Impressive Corvette Performance

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. Even though the Chevrolet Corvette has always been considered a fabulous vehicle and is highly collectible, the ZR1 would finally put the Corvette in supercar status.

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. Corvette has divulged few details, but a large rear wing has been spotted on the vehicle testing at Nurburgring. 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. 

We’ll have more details as they become available.

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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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