Details on Performance Chevy C8s' Powertrain Leaked

Sreenidh Dhurjati

From a dispatch of an unofficial piece of information of Hagerty, there has been new statistics on what powertrains the upcoming performance variants of the Chevy Corvette C8s' will use and when they will be available in the market


For the Corvette C8 Z06, the car will use a naturally aspirated DOHC 32-valve 5.5-liter V8 involving a flat-plane crank. This disclosure also confirms that the Z06 will produce 650 horsepower and will be released out as a 2022 model.


Additionally, the Corvette C8 Grand Sport variant would have a hybrid powertrain with a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 that produces 600 horsepower. Coming as a 2023 model, a hybrid Corvette isn't that thrilling by which the auto industry is transforming more into energy static. Thereby ZR1, this car will feature a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 that will produce 850 horsepower and 825 lb-ft of torque.


Lastly and nonetheless, the most given prominence is to the Zora, the latest addition to the Corvette variant family will feature a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 with an electric motor to give instant torque to the front wheels. Plus an added electric motor to give an extra 100-200 horsepower, The Zora will come out to 1,000 horsepower and will be the fastest Corvette yet to be announced.

Sreenidh Dhurjati

Sreenidh is currently a high school student attending school in Southern California. As an aspiring engineering and entrepreneur, he hopes to change the world at the intersection of environmental science and automotive technology. He also has a strong passion for journalism, and enjoys writing articles for numerous different outlets. In his free time, he loves to learn about upcoming cars, work on his personal blog, and watch Disney+.