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2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to Be Revealed on July 25

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2025 Corvette ZR1 Teased Ahead of Summer RevealChevrolet
  • The 2025 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will officially debut on July 25.

  • The news was confirmed with a teaser video on Chevy's YouTube account showing a brief silhouette of the car, the ZR1 logo, and a suitably angry exhaust note.

  • We expect to see a tuned-up version of the 5.5-liter V-8 engine that's currently used in the Z06, possibly with an output exceeding 800 horsepower.

UPDATE 6/20/24: This story has been updated to include an updated YouTube video from Chevrolet. The long-awaited reveal of the C8-generation Corvette ZR1 will take place on July 25, according to a new video posted to the Chevrolet YouTube channel. The six-second video plays to the soundtrack of the ZR1's exhaust.

It's been nearly six years since Chevy has graced us with a new ZR1 Corvette, but the wait for a new version is nearly over. The company released a brief teaser video of the C8-generation Corvette ZR1 in a new YouTube video—complete with a silhouette and exhaust note. According to the video, the new ZR1 is set to be revealed in full later this summer.

We've already seen a pair of new ZR1s testing, albeit covered thoroughly with camouflage, but the video teaser reinjected us with excitement for the official reveal. The brief exhaust notes in the video sound suitably ferocious. Crank your volume as loud as it will go and check out the video below.

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Chevy hasn't confirmed specifics about the ZR1 yet—we'll have to wait until closer to launch for that—but we already know the ZR1 will be a cut above the already impressive 670-hp Corvette Z06. We expect the ZR1 will use the same 5.5-liter V-8 engine as that car, but we think it could be tuned up to over 800 horsepower. All that extra power is likely to come courtesy of a pair of turbochargers.

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The Z06 managed a 2.6-second rip to 60 mph in our testing, and the similarly powerful Corvette E-Ray hybrid managed a 2.5-second time. When we get our hands on a ZR1, we expect to see it beat both of those models at our test track.

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The camouflaged prototypes were spotted testing last fall lapping the Nürburgring in Germany and sporting two different wing designs. One had the Z06's already high-running rear wing, and the other wore an even taller one. The more aggressive version also featured a wider mainplane and larger endplates. It's unclear if Chevy is planning to offer two aero packages—as it did with the previous ZR1—or if the automaker was simply testing multiple setups.

More information about the car's features and options will likely accompany its official debut. We estimate that the 2025 Corvette ZR1 will start around the $150,000 mark, and it's likely the car will reach Chevy showrooms in early 2025.

This story was originally published April 10, 2024.

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