11/25/2019

Corvette ZR1 to Get 900-hp Hybrid Power?

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The ZR1 performance variant of General Motors Co.’s all-new Chevrolet Corvette will be powered by a hybrid-electric system that produces 900 hp, company sources tell Motor Trend.

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The ZR1 performance variant of General Motors Co.’s all-new Chevrolet Corvette will be powered by a hybrid-electric system that produces 900 hp, company sources tell Motor Trend.

The architecture will team a twin-turbo 5.5-liter dual-overhead-cam V-8 with two electric motors mounted on the front axle, according to the report. This would enable all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, MT notes.

Earlier this autumn, Chevy announced plans to use the 500-hp V-8 in the Corvette C8.R race car (pictured). A less powerful hybrid variant also has been rumored for the next Corvette Z06.

The base Corvette Stingray, which is due to bow next spring, will be powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8. The small block mill makes 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

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