The Corvette Zora Could Rock a 750-HP LT5 V8

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The rumor mill has been churning out a lot of information lately about the mid-engine, C8 Zora Corvette. While we expect it to have more power than the current gaggle of ‘Vettes currently available, we aren’t sure what will actually power the new car. A new rumor might give us an answer, though.

Our friend Patrick at Torque News believes the new Zora could be powered by a 750-horsepower V8, named LT5. That would be a 100-horsepower increase over the current Z06 powered by the supercharged LT4. If true, it’d also be the most powerful American production car of all time.

Nobody can argue 750 horsepower isn’t a lot of horsepower, but because we don’t know how much power the Corvette ZR1 is going to make, it’s hard to say if the rumored LT5 is destined for the Zora. We do strongly believe that for GM to get more performance out of the Corvette, it’d have to go mid-engine.

What do you think? Will the Zora, especially the high-end version, receive an all-new engine cranking out more power than any other American car to date, or is this just a rumor without merit?

Join the discussion with the other mid-engine Corvette fans over in our forums!

via [Torque News]

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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