Since the time Zora Duntov joined the Corvette team, there has been a great change and improvement in the company, he came up with interesting and problem-solving ways to make the little two-door car go faster than any other car on the road. The upcoming 2017 Corvette Zora Z1 already looks impressive, and we have all the details below.
The major obsession of Zora was speed and performance. Zora tirelessly worked on mid-engine prototypes of Corvettes during his profession. Despite creating a mid-engine prototype for almost all Corvette generations, the Corvette Zora ZR1 seems to be a different from all others. It is the only Corvette that Zora designed with an engine behind the driver. It is rumored that this new model will use Zora’ name to make it a separate and unique model that will be disclosed as an eight-generation (C8) upon its debut.
To come with this fascinating machine, the Corvette engineers are expected make some modification on the current C7 model’s aluminum chassis for mid-ship duty. After that they will incorporate and augmented version of the supercharged V8 found in the Corvette 206. It has horsepower rating of over 700 mounts and a maximum speed of more than 200mph.
In the following review, we take a closer look at the 2017 Corvette Zora ZR1 design, features, engine, performance, price, and release date.
2017 Corvette Zora ZR1 Exterior Design and Features
The 2017 Zora ZR1 is expected to be a modified version of the C7 design. In order to come with an exclusive render, the engineers moved the cockpit slightly forward and down. The nose of the car is still pointed in shape and elongated edges with more belligerent cooling ducts.
The car also comes with a wider track and a large splitter to increase on performance. The nose is lowered slightly for optimal visibility, however, the height is minimally dropped to maintain high suspension. You will also meet with huge rear diffuser and small dual spoilers over each hind fender that make the new model different from the others.
2017 Corvette Zora Z1 Interior Design
The team that are responsible for the interior design of the car have ensure that things are more luxurious than never before. Be ready for a couple of leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber to fill the cabin. The infotainment will be just breath-taking, you will realize an incorporation of high end technology that includes LED lighting, a couple of large LCD screens.
2017 Corvette Zora Z1 Engine and Performance
The Zora will make use of the engine same as that of the Z06 but with a little bit of improvements. The engine will produce 740 horsepower and the 700 pound-feet of torque. The transmission choices will also be very similar to those of the Z06 with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The targets of the Zora ZR1 in terms of performance should see the 0 to 6- sprint dispatched n 2.8 seconds or less with a top speed in the range of 215 to 220 mph.
2017 Corvette Zora Z1 Price and Release Date
The starting price for the new Zora model will be around $150,000. Slightly cheaper than all its competitors. The specific release date are not yet announced by the General Motors.
The anticipated price is more than $150,000 for you to drive the car home.
For an in-depth look at all 2017 Corvette models including the new Zora, Stingray, and 206, you can check out our full preview showcasing all specs, features, price, and release date info.