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    Corvette ZR1 Leaks Out, Debuting In Dubai

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    It is no secret that Chevrolet will be debuting a new Corvette ZR1. Numerous spy shots have revealed Chevrolet is going all out with a large rear wing, larger intakes, and distinctly shaped hood. We now have gotten our first look at the new ZR1 thanks to a leak.

    Corvette Blogger got their hands on a leaked image of Car and Driver's December issue which has the Corvette ZR1 front and center. The model matches up perfectly with spy photos with the various aero bits and large air intakes. The cover also reveals the ZR1 will be packing 750 horsepower, but we don't know what engine will be providing that power (our guess is a supercharged V8).

    Corvette Blogger also revealed that the ZR1 will likely debut in Dubai. A reader living in the UAE sent Corvette Blogger an invitation for a special celebratory event to mark the Corvette's 65th birthday on November 12th. A couple of outlets have confirmed this event by saying they will be going.

    After the cover leaked out, Chevrolet released a teaser video of the new Corvette with the November 12th date.

    Source: CorvetteBlogger, Chevrolet
    (Author's Note: At the time of this writing, CorvetteBlogger is currently down. We'll keep you posted when it goes back up).

     

     

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    Very cool, love the tone of the engine! :metal: That is a bad ass sounding V8!

    I really hope Corvette stays true to their heritage and DOES NOT put in the over rated DOHC CRAP Motors! <_<

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    1 hour ago, dfelt said:

    Very cool, love the tone of the engine! :metal: That is a bad ass sounding V8!

    I really hope Corvette stays true to their heritage and DOES NOT put in the over rated DOHC CRAP Motors! <_<

    They have used DOHC in it before, for the record. 

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    I am curious as to what the engine will be.  No doubt it will be a fun car with great sounding exhaust.    I wonder if they will be able to put the power down to the ground though.  The Corvette needs all wheel drive on these higher power models.

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    2 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

    They have used DOHC in it before, for the record. 

    I understand, but I am not sold that you have to be DOHC to have performance. Too many proven non-dohc motors that run crazy and being a 10K red Line does not mean that is performance.

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    I am just happy with this information.

    Mildly enthused if you will.

    Dont get me wrong...its a Corvette variant that I will surely love.

    But for me...the real anticipation is for this Vette:

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    As with the next episode in the saga

     

     

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    41 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    I understand, but I am not sold that you have to be DOHC to have performance. Too many proven non-dohc motors that run crazy and being a 10K red Line does not mean that is performance.

    All the non-DOHC performance engines, like the GM 6.2 liter V8 and the Hellcat V8 and, oh that's it.  All the Asian and European sports cars and Ford use DOHC.  You don't have to have DOHC, obviously GM makes 650 hp with a pushrod, but there are way more in the DOHC camp than there are in the pushrod camp.  The AMG DOHC V8 hits peak torque at 900 lower rpm than the GM 6.2 supercharged V8, so it isn't like you have to wind out a DOHC to 9,000 rpm to get anything out of it.

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    6 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    All the non-DOHC performance engines, like the GM 6.2 liter V8 and the Hellcat V8 and, oh that's it.  All the Asian and European sports cars and Ford use DOHC.  You don't have to have DOHC, obviously GM makes 650 hp with a pushrod, but there are way more in the DOHC camp than there are in the pushrod camp.  The AMG DOHC V8 hits peak torque at 900 lower rpm than the GM 6.2 supercharged V8, so it isn't like you have to wind out a DOHC to 9,000 rpm to get anything out of it.

    You also do not have to have DOHC engines to have awesome engine performance even with Turbo's.

    Plus no one even you SMK have proven that DOHC is a requirement to be a performance auto. Marketing fluff of DOHC engines that increase weight and inefficiencies. Sold by Europeans as they cannot build a competitive Pushrod motor.

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    26 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    You also do not have to have DOHC engines to have awesome engine performance even with Turbo's.

    Plus no one even you SMK have proven that DOHC is a requirement to be a performance auto. Marketing fluff of DOHC engines that increase weight and inefficiencies. Sold by Europeans as they cannot build a competitive Pushrod motor.

    I know, that is why I said GM makes 650 hp from theirs, Dodge 707 hp from the Hellcat.  Plenty of power, putting on the ground is more the issue.    DOHC isn't a requirement to make horsepower, it is just what the majority does.

    These brands use DOHC:

    Alfa Romeo, Acura, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche, Lexus, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Maserati (Bentley has both, but phasing out pushrod with current Mulsanne)

    These brands have pushrod engines:

    Chevy, Cadillac, Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler

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    2 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    I wonder if they will be able to put the power down to the ground though.  The Corvette needs all wheel drive on these higher power models.

    You shouldn't be wondering :
     

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    6 hours ago, Frisky Dingo said:

    Really looking forward to seeing what is powering this. A worked over LT4, or are we going to see the long-rumored DOHC here??

    Other sources are stating it's the LT5, IBC, SC'd.
    Scuttlebutt is the ZR1 is going to shoot flames out the exhaust.

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    8 hours ago, balthazar said:

    You shouldn't be wondering :
     

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    Other sources are stating it's the LT5, IBC, SC'd.
    Scuttlebutt is the ZR1 is going to shoot flames out the exhaust.

    I read the article in Car & Driver last night.  It's the 6.2 LT5 with an Eaton supercharger..similar to the Z06, but larger supercharger, more power. 750hp, 680ft/lbs torque.   Because the blower is so tall, the center of the hood is left open for it to stick out...

    The big rear wing and fin tips on the front air splitter are part of an option package...there is a 'base' ZR1 and the over-the-top one as pictured in the magazine article. 

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    11 hours ago, dfelt said:

    I understand, but I am not sold that you have to be DOHC to have performance. Too many proven non-dohc motors that run crazy and being a 10K red Line does not mean that is performance.

    I don’t have a horse in the Pushrod vs. DOHC race. I think its pretty dumb to argue about it personally. What I do know is that GM has been working on a DOHC V8 that seems destined for some version of the Vette, most likely the mid-engine model (assuming that actually happens) but it would not surprise me to see it in the ZR1 here.

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    5 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    I know it'll be all bad-ass and all but that front fascia sucks..

    It looks like one of those kids who doesn't know how to smile yet.. 

    The C7 styling is pretty over the top...same thing with the Camaro ZL1...great performance, nasty cartoon front end... Chevy--great performance, but such silly styling--can't they have beauty and performance?   The transformer robot cartoon styling is so played out... too much plastic and carbon fiber cheese...

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    10 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    I know it'll be all bad-ass and all but that front fascia sucks..

    It looks like one of those kids who doesn't know how to smile yet.. 

    Reminds me of the sucker fish that clean the fish tank, small open mouth in the center (To Get Maximum Cold Air) Gills on the sides, (thinking cold air vents for brakes?)

    6 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    The C7 styling is pretty over the top...same thing with the Camaro ZL1...great performance, nasty cartoon front end... Chevy--great performance, but such silly styling--can't they have beauty and performance?   The transformer robot cartoon styling is so played out... too much plastic and carbon fiber cheese...

    I agree that it is played out, but also understand the need to get cold air into the engine and into the brakes for stopping. I suspect we will not get back to elegant front end designs till the EV's hit. That is my hope that the EV's will bring us back to elegance and style.

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    2 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    Reminds me of the sucker fish that clean the fish tank, small open mouth in the center (To Get Maximum Cold Air) Gills on the sides, (thinking cold air vents for brakes?)

    I agree that it is played out, but also understand the need to get cold air into the engine and into the brakes for stopping. I suspect we will not get back to elegant front end designs till the EV's hit. That is my hope that the EV's will bring us back to elegance and style.

    Oh, I understand the functional need to get air in..but can't they get air in without the violently ugly styling?   Alas, it's not just Chevy..it seems most performance and performance luxury cars today go for the violent cartoon robot styling...so boring and overdone, IMO....

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    14 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Oh, I understand the functional need to get air in..but can't they get air in without the violently ugly styling?   Alas, it's not just Chevy..it seems most performance and performance luxury cars today go for the violent cartoon robot styling...so boring and overdone, IMO....

    I can totally understand you. I think the latest Prius line and Honda line are the most violently ugly auto's out there.

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    Who cares what SMK says.. I am on the line as saying that this car will hit the 750HP mark.. and BLOW ALL HIS BS AWAY

    Stolen from a dude at Corvette Forum who read the C&D article:

    Here is the info on the new Corvette!

    - Starting price expected to be around $120k
    - 7 speed manual and 8 speed automatic
    - 1/2" wider than Z06 front wheels
    - Mag Ride standard
    - Carbon Ceramic Brakes
    - 750hp/680 lb-ft LT5 (6.2L, pushrod V8, Eaton supercharger)
    - Supercharger produces 52% more air per RPM than the Z06 blower, also 2.9" taller. 
    - Because of the hood height, car can not be sold in Europe rock.gif
    - Tadge claims the ZR1 can shoot flames out from its exhaust rofl.gif
    - NEW fuel delivery system- BOTH PORT INJECTION AND DIRECT INJECTION thumbsup.gif
    - sub 3 second 0-60, sub 11 second 1/4 mile, 210+ mph top speed
    - 4 additional heat exchangers (comparing to Z06) in the nose
    - Curb weight 3664 lbs, 140 lbs over Z06
    - Several aero packages available, RPO "ZTK" as shown in magazine. Wing has 10 degrees of adjustability, contributing to 500 lbs of downforce at speed. 
    - Wing is attached behind the hatch and spreads the load to the bumper beam.
    - Removable top
    - 2.5 seconds faster around VIR than Z06
     

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    Don't forget the honda clarity.

    The issue in general with auto design is that the basic envelope is locked it- that hasn't changed in decades now.

    If you look at a decade-decade changes, the industry has slowed to a crawl. For example, these are 10 years apart; we'll never see this degree of change again. A 1995 Camry & 2015 Camry are the same basic proportion/size. So what's left? increasingly (biazarre) & polarizing detailing.

    Until the pods get here.

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    About the flames out the rear pipes...

    I dont like that option...not one bit!

    I dont think its a good idea.

     

    Yeah! That option makes for a bad situation me thinks!

    In my lowly and humble opinion...

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