After months of spy shots and speculation, word on the street is that Chevrolet’s upcoming super-Corvette will be called the ZR1. Up until now, the car was carrying its nickname title of Blue Devil and was even tipped to be called the Z07 or SS. Apparently it’ll be called the ZR1 and make its debut at next year’s Detroit Auto Show.

Set to go into production next year, the new car is tipped to feature a supercharged version of the LS3 6.2L V8 engine and could output anywhere up to 650hp putting it well clear of the Viper SRT-10’s 600hp figure. The same engine is also expected to make its way into the new CTS-V, but in detuned form. The new ZR1 will be an ultra-exclusive low volume model so expect an accordingly high price tag to match.

The ZR1 name was first used by Chevy back in 1971 for a limited run of just eight special edition models and then featured again in the late ‘80s for a new model co-developed with Lotus.


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