It sounds absolutely bonkers. But considering the outgoing model made just shy of 640 horsepower, the Motor Trend report that the next-generation Corvette C7 ZR1 will pack anywhere between 650-700 horsepower, with the respective Z06 model making around 550-600 horsepower, isn’t that big of a stretch.
Providing the next range-topping Corvette that amount of giddy-up is expected to be a supercharged version of GM’s new LT1 V8 engine, which isn’t that far of a departure from the setup currently found in the outgoing model with the supercharged, 6.2L LS9. Appending the rumor is the suggestion that the engine will be the rebirth of the LT5 nameplate, which made its debut in a previous-generation ZR1 in the early 1990s. THat said, we doubt the engine will be engineered by Lotus, and feature dual-overhead-cams this time around.