More information about the Corvette mid-engine model
Just last month we told about the Chevrolet was working on development of a new platform with a middle-mounted engine. That platform were planned to be used in the new Corvette ZR1 of the next generation.
But now, it is known that the first Corvette ZR1 equipped with the middle-engine is expected to come on the auto market in two years as the car of 2017 model year. Moreover, according to the auto manufacturer report, the novelty will be more expensive than the previous C6 ZR1by $100k.
Most likely, the novelty will get a similar V8 unit that the present C7 has. Also, we may be expecting a powertrain of the C7 Z06 of 2015 model year, which produces the output of 650 horsepower as well. In addition, the automaker plans to use the hybrid technology to go with the times and compete with main rivals in Japan and Germany.
The Chevrolet engineers used aluminum in the car’s construction and carbon fiber only a roof and doors. The gearbox, braking system and suspension are borrowed from the C7 but probably they might be improved in performance for the novelty.
The carmaker says about launching the next generation of the C8, which has to come soon after introduction of the ZR1.
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