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The new Corvette ZR1 scrapes the limits of front-engine, rear-drive


#1

Just when we thought the raucous Z06 was the last word in front-engine, rear-drive performance, it seems Chevrolet has one last ace in the hole. The hallowed ZR1 is back, baby.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/11/14/new-corvette-zr1

#2

Wow, finally a confirmation on the rear engine Vette! I cannot wait to see what this monster will look like. I can only imagine how this beast will move. I have a custom 1941 Ford with a rear mounted super charged Buick V6 and it is spectacular in performance and handling. With all the horsepower that the new Vette will produce and the weight distribution, I will be laying my cash on the Corvette against any gasoline powered vehicle on the market.
Can we say a “rocket ship on wheels”? I just hope that the price increase will not be out of range for possible future owners. With that said, I am wondering if GM will still offer a front engine model as well for those of us who cannot afford to upgrade to the rear engine model?


#3

Awesome…maybe this will drive down the price of the C7 Z06 to something within my reach! :sunglasses:


#4

@j.rybar20 - I have the same thought, but I was hoping for a C6 Z06 personally. Maybe I wont have to wait as long.


#5

I am looking forward to the arrival of a mid engined Corvette. The design will be beautiful. Look at Ferrari or the Ford GT a mid engine design allows for more flowing lines and balance. I still love the front engined vettes. I have owned a pristine early 63 Coupe for 27 years and sold a 2007 Z06 last year that I enjoyed driving for 5 years.