Chevrolet has teased its hot Corvette ZR1 again ahead of its reveal, providing a couple of clues as to what will power the supercar.

    It’ll be revealed “this summer” in the US, which indicates a reveal between now and the end of August.

    Those who watched the video multiple times may have spotted the rocket taking off out of a blue flame after the ZR1 disappears across the horizon.

    Motor1 noted this closely resembles a stamp found on various parts of the Z06’s LT6 V-8, suggesting the ZR1 will use a twin-turbocharged version of the Z06’s 475kW/595Nm flat-plane crank V8.

    You can also hear what sounds like a pair of turbochargers in action.

    Per a report from GM Authority in April 2020, the ZR1 will feature a version of the Z06’s 5.5-litre V8 with two turbochargers, with total outputs of 633kW and 1016Nm.

    Our spy photographers have previously captured what appears to be the performance hero testing at the Nürburgring.

    At first glance, the spied prototype appears quite similar to the Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Performance Package, though there are a couple of minor differences.

    Comparing the two side by side, the spied Corvette ZR1 prototype has a vented bonnet, a smaller vent just in front the rear wheels, as well as another vent on either side of the mid-mounted engine.

    Another difference between this spied Corvette ZR1 prototype and a Z06 fitted with the Z07 Performance Package is the former’s rear wing appears to be considerably larger and more aggressive.

    GM Authority’s report detailed all the future members of the C8 Corvette range, and it accurately predicted the Z06’s use of a flat-plane 5.5-litre V8 and the E-Ray with its hybrid system.

    The ZR1 mightn’t be the hottest C8 Corvette for long, with the same report speaking of a new flagship with a historic name: Zora.

    Named for the man considered the father of the Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov, this flagship will reportedly use a twin-turbocharged version of the new 5.5-litre V8 engine.

    However, it’ll reportedly use all-wheel drive and a hybrid system, similar to the E-Ray’s, with total outputs of 1000 horsepower and 1000 pound-feet of torque – or 745kW and 1355Nm.

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    Tyra Lawler-Cass

    Tyra Lawler-Cass is a marketplace journalist based in Sydney, Australia. She studied PR & Social Media and Creative Writing at Macquarie University and has a passion for fast, luxury cars. She loves to travel and is always down to dine out.

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