C8 Update

Four days ago I wrote this: “I think that for the 70th anniversary of the Corvette in 2023 Chevrolet/GM will introduce a hypercar version of the Corvette. The car will have a twin-turbo V-8 engine, possibly with a flat-plane crankshaft, augmented by electric motors in the manner of the Ferrari LaFerrari or McLaren P1. This car will have 1,000+ HP and will probably be called the Zora in honor of Arkus-Duntov.” Well…it appears I was a bit off. This post from yesterday reports that the C8 Corvette ZR1 will be the twin-turbo V-8, flat-plane crank engine with electric motors, output will “only” be about 900 HP BUT the car might have all-wheel drive! Oh, it should be available sooner than 2023.

From the carbonhans.blog article a picture of Motor Trend’s “guess” as to the looks of a C8 upgrade from the base model:



As I have written I am not a fan of wings on cars and that rear diffuser is very obtrusive. Still, all of these rumors and speculation about very high-performance C8 Corvette variants is a sign that, at least for now, Chevrolet/GM are all in on the C8.


The first time the Ravens won the Super Bowl I made so much noise that our neighbors thought I was abusing my wonderful wife. Oh, we lived in a single-family, detached house.

So, what did I think of last night’s Ravens’ 45-6 rout of the Rams? I didn’t watch. I was asleep by 8:45 and didn’t record the game.

I don’t wish the Ravens ill, but I am not particularly interested in sports, anymore. I do not want to live vicariously and be so invested in the outcome of events in which I do not participate. Someday, I might be able to buy a C8 ZR1 and drive it, but I will never work for a pro sports team again. Call it sour grapes if you wish, but to quote Shakespeare once more, “If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.”






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4 thoughts on “C8 Update

  1. Yes – it amazes me that
    (1) they have let the Challenger go so long without an update
    (2) even without an update, the Challenger has been outselling the Camaro.


    1. Both points are well made. Rumors abound that the Camaro is, once again, headed for the chopping block. Some automotive observers think the Corvette takes sales away from the Camaro whereas Dodge/Chrysler has no similar market overlap.


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