Possible Return of Legendary ZR1 Corvette

2017-Chevrolet-Corvette-Zora-ZR1-spy-shots

 

 

The ZR1 name has been around for years and revered in the Corvette community. The first production ZR-1s (hyphenated) were produced from 1970-1972, long before the legendary ZR1 of the 1990s that everyone is familiar with. The ZR1 has built a reputation as the flagship Corvette, featuring better performance exceeding even the Z06. Well, rumor has it we are in for a treat.

zr1On May 16, 2016, General Motors applied for the three character trademark “ZR1” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The office is currently receiving and processing the name for “ZR1” as “a motor land vehicle,” and we should see the reprise of the nameplate shortly. The ZR-1 trademarks are still alive but ZR1 trademarks were canceled after the C6. It’s interesting as early ZR-1’s, up to the last one of the 1990s, were hyphened. From 2009 and up, ZR1 was no longer hyphenated; similar to how Sting Ray Corvettes in the past had a space in the name, where as now it is all one word.

It is hard to believe that we might be getting a new ZR1 with the current Z06 seemingly unstoppable. So what can we expect from the new ZR1? Many are expecting a new mid-engine layout, Ford GT destroyer. This should not affect sales of Z06s as they will be two separate markets, which is great news. There has been no official announcement for the Corvette ZR1, but with GM applying for the trademark, we feel it is coming, and coming fast. We cannot wait to see the new “Super Corvette” and are hoping it means a new badass LT powerplant.

zr12

About the author

Cole Clark

A Canadian, Cole Clarke eats, sleeps, and breathes cars. His love of cars started at 3 years old watching the General Lee in The television series Dukes of Hazzard. In his spare time, Cole attends car events and enjoys his new Camaro SS. Most performance knowledge is self-taught, but he has worked in various automotive fields as well. Cole respects all types of cars, from off-road to street machines, domestics, and imports.
Read My Articles

Late Model LS Power in your inbox.

Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from LSX Magazine, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE!

Free WordPress Themes
LSX Magazine NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

We'll send you the most interesting LSX Magazine articles, news, car features, and videos every week.

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

LSX Magazine NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...



Classic Chevy Magazine

Drag Racing

Engine Tech

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...

  • Classic Chevy Magazine
  • Drag Racing
  • Engine Tech

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

Loading