Chevrolet Corvette C7 engineer Tadge Juechter told AutoBlog the company isn't developing a more powerful ZR1 version to sit on top of the recently unveiled Z06.

Chevrolet Corvette C7 engineer Tadge Juechter told AutoBlog the company isn't developing a more powerful ZR1 version to sit on top of the recently unveiled Z06.

When Chevrolet introduced the Corvette Z06 earlier this week at NAIAS many wondered whether there's still room for a range-topping ZR1 version. It seems there isn't as C7 engineer Tadge Juechter says such a model is not being developed since it would bring modest performance gains at the expense of significant investments in design, testing and certification.

The Z06's development stage hasn't been completed yet but Chevrolet says the car has what it takes to outperform the C6-based ZR1. The 2015 Corvette Z06 will be powered by a new LT 6.2-liter V8 supercharged engine outputting a minimum of 625 bhp (466 kW) and 635 lb-ft (861 Nm) working together with a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing will be announced several months from now and according to AutoBlog it will begin from a little over 100,000 USD. Juechter said those who were able to purchase a C6 ZR1 will have the money to buy the new 2015 Z06.

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 should go on sale before the end of the year.

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