New Camouflaged ZR1 Photos Blasting Across The Internet Reignite Engine Debate
Today we revisit the 2025 ZR1 engine debate, with a full gallery of the fresh California sightings
New ZR1 test mule sightings in California/Photo Credit: Hatim Alami
As we approached the weekend, the internet blew up when new pictures of camouflaged ZR1s from San Diego, California, started circulating on popular social media pages like Facebook’s C8 Corvette Owners (And Friends). As these new ZR1 spottings made their way around social media, what I coined “The Great Engine Debate” gained more steam.
The San Diego ZR1s That Reignited The Speculations
The Evolution of the Great Engine Debate/Summary of ZR1 Powerplant Theories:
LT7 Twin-Turbo based on the flat-plane crank 5.5L LT6 out of the C8 Z06
670hp LT6 in concert with the E-Ray’s 160hp 1.9 kWh electric motor on the front wheels
Well, CorvSport enthusiasts, what do you think about these new photos, and do you have a theory for what engine this masterpiece will have? As I’ve said before, the only moment we will know for sure is at the official reveal, but all this speculation and chatter is what makes being a Corvette enthusiast so fun! We have the fastest-growing Corvette community on our Facebook page, with over 172,000 followers (53,000 since January 2023!). Come join other hardcore enthusiasts and say hello, Douglas B.