You didn’t really think that Chevy would stop at the 650 horsepower that powers the current Z06, did you?
We didn’t think so.
The latest rumor about the upcoming eighth generation Corvette that will supposedly be the long-awaited Holy Grail of Corvettes,i.e., a mid-engine car, is that it will become the all-time American horsepower champion with a whopping 750 horses.
Torque News speculates that the mid-engine car will make its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show with a new supercharged engine that indeed will produce in the area of 750 horsepower.
Torque News writer Patrick Rail says a friend of a friend who is a GM employee told him that the company is working on such a high-powered engine that would debut in the C8 – and then in a slightly less powerful version for its little brother, the Camaro.
Rail believes this new engine could be labeled an LT5 – a nod to the LT5 that was used in the C4 ZR-1 from 1990 to 1995.
He notes that all this information is “100% unofficial … But my friend assured me that this guy was very familiar with the project.”
So familiar, in fact, that this employee was telling friends not to buy the current horsepower champ, the 707hp Hellcat, “because GM will have an answer very soon.”
Rail believes that official confirmation is more than a year away since the rumored mid-engine Corvette isn’t expected until early 2018.
At least we can dream -and drool- until then!