[VIDEO] 2025 Corvette Zora: Would You Buy One?
What about turning a little AI loose on the rumored ultimate “Zora” version of the C8 Corvette?
That’s the premise behind YouTuber Brian Mello’s latest chapter of “Would You Buy One?” as he uses artificial intelligence to create the Corvette Zora, a wild and crazy rendition of the mid-engine Corvette that rumor has it will honor the chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, who always wanted Chevy to go for such a layout, even as far back as the ’50s.
“I’m not sure how many of you saw the next-gen Grand National concept that I created using artificial intelligence,” Mello explains, “but I decided to see what I could come up with when it came to the Zora.”
So he fed the current 2023 Corvette Z06 into the system and asked AI to increase the performance of the car, giving it a much lower stance with a focus on aerodynamics.
“Because I like to make things a little more interesting,” Mello continues, “I blended in the E-Ray and I decided to have the system look at Koenigsegg for reference points.”
After a couple of hours tweaking the resulting rendering, Mello recently unveiled his conceptualized design of the 2025 Corvette Zora.
“When it comes to the Zora I think it needs to compete more directly with the Ford GT and so the design of the car needed to be brought up to an even higher level, which I think I managed to do while still maintaining some of that C8 Corvette DNA all into the mix.”
We love it! We’ve always felt that the Corvette sometimes doesn’t go far enough with its design – witness the design of the fabulous C4 ZR-1 that was basically the same as the base car – so with the Zora, we think it’s time to pull out all the stops and do something RADICAL. Only a few of these cars will likely ever be built, so what’s wrong with making the Zora – if it does ever come to life – as “crazy as a bessy bug,” as we say in the rural South.” (By the way, don’t ask me what a “bessy bug” is because I don’t know, but apparently it’s pretty crazy, based on decades of hearing that old saying in Georgia.)
As for the answer to the question “Would You Buy One?” – obviously the response for this diehard Corvette enthusiast is YES, though sadly the likely astronomical MSRP will mean only a few lucky souls will ever have the pleasure of racing one around the track. Indeed, I would go as far as to say that many of them will become instant garage queens with 3 miles on the odometer, sadly saving them for some collector down the road. Maybe GM should put a requirement in the contract that the cars have to be driven at least 3,000 miles a year.
What about you? Would you buy one?
Brian Mello / YouTube
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