Hat tip to Paul at thedetroitbureau to discovering an internal GM document to confirm the 2025 C8 Corvette Zora that will have 1000 horsepower and rumored to be all wheel drive and hybrid assist.
This C8 will be a monster. If the C8 Z06 wasn’t enough at 650 HP and the C8 ZR1 that should be 850 HP corvette and GM are about to take the supercar and exotic car market by storm with the Corvette Zora C8.
Lamborghini, Mclaren, Ferrari should all be on alert!
Here’s what Paul discovered:
Named for Zora Arkus-Duntov, the legendary General Motors engineer widely known as “the father of the Corvette,” it’s destined to be the “ultimate” version of the new C8 mid-engined ‘Vette. The Zora will rely on a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain that will punch out a full 1,000 horsepower through all four wheels.
Among other things, the stop-work order confirmed that an assortment of other Corvette models are in the works, as was widely expected, including the traditional step-ladder upgrades, starting with the Z06 and then the ZR1.
That includes a Corvette Grand Sport originally due out in 2023 that was to pair the current Stingray’s 6.2-liter V-8 with a hybrid-boost system to deliver about 600 hp, or more than 100 ponies beyond what the track-rated C8 can manage.
But things will be pushed to the extreme with the Zora that, insiders indicate, will pull together an assortment of bells and whistles to get up to a full 1,000 hp. That starts with a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 and at least one, and possibly even more, electric motors.