How much horsepower does the new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 need to have?

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2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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It's no secret that current generation of the Chevrolet Corvette (C7) is going to exit with a bang thanks to the resurrection of the ZR1 nameplate. The question now is: How much power will the new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 have?

We've spied a prototype of the new 2018 Corvette ZR1 entering GM's Milford Proving Grounds. It was sporting a big wing--though, much smaller than the Dodge Viper ACR's wing--and massive rubber wrapped around Ferrari-style pentagram wheels.

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With 707-horsepower Dodge Hellcats roaming the streets and an upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with likely more than 700 horses, one has to wonder much how power a new ZR1 will have.

The C7 Corvette Z06 already has 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque and it can barely put it all to the ground. While we all love to say there's no such thing as too much power, the reality is there's only so much power that is usable. At some point, you run into the limits of physics.

Obviously, the new ZR1 will have more than 650 horsepower as it needs to sit above the Z06 in the Corvette lineup. It'll likely be powered by a uprated version of the Z06's supercharged LT4 V-8 engine.

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In case you forgot, the ZR1 will be the last hurrah for the C7 platform. Chevrolet is working on the new C8 as we speak and it will likely be a mid-engine setup with a new LT5 V-8 engine.

 
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