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than 1,000 hp (746 kW). This hybrid propulsion system will combine a twin-turbo
5.5-L DOHC V8 with a potent pair of electric motors. Meanwhile, the Corvette Z06
due in 2022 will debut GM's 600-hp LT6
V8. Adding two turbochargers for the
2024 ZR1 will boost output to 850 hp
(634 kW) for the LT7 V8 (both engines
are 6th-generation small block designs
succeeding Cadillac's short-lived LTA
'Blackwing' V8.) 
 To further exploit its vaunted
Corvette nameplate, GM appears ready
to bless a new family of battery-electric
crossovers with the sportscar's badge
and design cues. Bloomberg recently
reported that GM's Project R will bring
just such a product to market after
2025. At a CES 2021 presentation, GM
design VP Mike Simcoe confirmed that
the company's coming Ultium battery
pack " enables a wide range of models,
especially for a broad brand like
Chevrolet. The Ultium platform will al-

The C8's long, deep and stiff center tunnel, currently occupied by ICE coolant lines, has ample
structure and volume to house an Ultium battery pack.
low Chevrolet to further expand its
range of electric vehicles to full-size
pickups, compact crossovers and even
high-performance vehicles. "  
 Traditionalists may lament the name-

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