800-HP Twin-Turbo ZR-1,1000-HP Zora Hybrid

800-HP Twin-Turbo ZR-1,1000-HP Zora Hybrid

April 13, 2023 Off By Mike Vietro

the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance
Sunday April 23, 2023

Photo Credit: McFarlane Promotions

Sunday April 23rd, 2023
9AM-4PM – Ellen Browning Scripps Park

This year we highlight the C1 and C2 Corvettes. 
C1 refers to 1953 thru 1962.
C2 refers 1963 to 1967.
If you have a show worthy stock example you need to compete in this years event, Click Here to register.

Returning to the shores of La Jolla, CA, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, presented by LPL Financial celebrates its 17th year of automotive excellence Friday April 21st – Sunday April 23rd, 2023. Earning a reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the world, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe for a weekend of prestigious events.

This is a rare opportunity to view over 150 spectacular classic automobiles displayed at the La Jolla Cove along the breathtaking Pacific Coast. Enjoy live music, indulge in the Champagne and Honey Tasting Garden. Multiple VIP experiences available! Attend the La Jolla Concours in true VIP style. VIP will be moved to an exciting new location along the Ocean for 2023. In addition to GA and VIP tickets, the La Jolla Concours is offering an Ultimate VIP ticket, Premium ticket, and Luxury Ocean Suite ticket. Visit lajollaconcours.com to curate your perfect Concours weekend.

The 17th Annual La Jolla Concours proceeds will go towards the La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the rich history of La Jolla. In addition to the La Jolla Historical Society, the La Jolla Concours, over the years, has benefited several additional local community non-profit partners. For more information, to register your vehicle, or to purchase tickets to the featured weekend events, visit www.lajollaconcours.com.

800-HP Twin-Turbo ZR-1
And 1000-HP Zora Hybrid

Picture Credit:: Car and Driver

Based on the May 2023 Issue of Car and Driver, the C8 ZR-1 and the C8 Zora are in the works. The ZR-1 is expected to be a twin-turbo version of its screaming flatplane-crank V-8 currently in the Z06. The Zora will take it one step further and add in the E-Ray’s electrification!

It is estimated that the ZR-1 will have 800-HP driving the rear wheels and the Zora will have 1,000-HP and AWD.

The untold story of the C8 was to ultimately go for the throat of Lamborghinis, McLarens, or anything with the word “hypercar” or “exotic” in its dating profile. Those whispers will become a reality in the next couple of years with the arrival of two ultra-high-performance Corvettes: the ZR-1 and the Zora.

The ZR-1 is rumored to be released in 2025 with the Zora coming sometimes afterwards. Both the ZR-1 and the Zora are expected to incorporate active aerodynamic elements, such as a rear wing and a front splitter, and offer a Z07-style track package. Though the ZR-1’s weight will presumably rise by about 200 pounds over a Z06 due to its new turbo componentry and greater powertrain-cooling requirements, it will be the quickest Corvette around a racetrack while remaining as comfortable on the street as a Z06. Its performance will put it in contention with everything from the McLaren 750S to the Porsche 911 Turbo S. But its base price is estimated to be around $150,000 and will severely undercut competitors by tens or even hundreds of thousands. The hypercar Zora is estimated to flirt with a starting price of around $200,000, or about $140,000 less than a McLaren 750S.

Win a 2024 Corvette E-Ray Convertible
And Support Racing History

The International Motor Racing Research Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that collects, shares, and preserves the history of motorsports. To help fulfill that mission, the IMRRC is offering the chance to win a 2024 Corvette E-Ray! The E-Ray is the first electrified Corvette ever that is designed to extend your driving season with its eAWD system and Michelin all-season tires. With a 160 hp front drive electric motor powering the front wheels, and the 495 hp LT2 V8 engine covering the back, the E-Ray is the quickest Corvette ever with the ability to sprint 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and it can run the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds! When you make a donation to the IMRRC, you are automatically entered to win the 2024 Corvette E-Ray.

Thundering Thursday subscribers get 25% Bonus Entries with ticket packages starting at $25. The drawing will be held in April 2024 so start collecting your tickets today by Clicking Here.

Need some assistance at an upcoming Auction?

If you are able to make it to any of the upcoming auctions, be on the lookout for Mike and his trusted issue-sniffing dog Cookie. He may already be there looking at cars for our clients. Need eyes at an auction that you can’t personally attend? Let Mike know and see if he can assist you.


2019 ZR-1 3ZR, Convertible
In new Condition With only 3k miles

Blade Silver Metallic with Jet Black Interior

Optioned with:
3ZR Preferred Equipment Group
8-Speed Paddle Shift Automatic
ZR1 Chrome Aluminum Wheels
Chrome Badge Package
Performance Air Intake
Yellow Painted Calipers
Jet Black, Leather Seating Surfaces With Sueded Microfiber Inserts
And more.

Due In+

Like new with only 4k miles!

Blade Silver Metallic with Sky Cool Gray interior

This awesome example came to us from a gentleman up in Northern California. He only managed to put a bit over 4k miles on it before we were able to pry it away from him!

Options include:
Z51 Performance Pkg,
3LT Trim Pkg.
Magnetic Ride Control.
Carbon Flash painted nacelles, roof and Convertible top.
Carbon Fiber interior trim.
Black painted 19″ front/ 20″ rear Trident aluminum wheels.
Edge Red painted brake calipers.

Asking Price: $109,900

2023 Land Rover Defender 110 SE
Excellent high option AWD!

Fuji White with Acorn/Lunar Interior
8-Speed Automatic All Wheel Drive

Optioned with:
Cold Climate Package
Comfort and Convenience Package
Air Suspension Package
Black Exterior Package
22″ Style 5098 5-Spoke Wheels
Three-Zone Climate Control With Rear Cooling Assist
Tow Hitch Receiver
Solar Attenuating Windscreen
Cabon Air Ionization with PM2.5 Filter
Full Size Spare Wheel
Air Quality Sensor
Premium Interior Protection & Storage Package
Emergency Package
Basic Rear Seat Convenience Package
Wheel Protection Package
Handover Package

Asking Price: $78,900 (Under MSRP)

1983 Porsche 928S COUPE
Rare color, extensive service

Kiln Red w/Tan interior. 4.7L/234hp V-8, 4-speed automatic

This very nice 928S came to us from an owner up in OR. The unusual exterior of Kiln Red is one we haven’t seen before, and it complements the lines of the car quite well. It has been well maintained over the years. And a file of extensive service docs and records, including the belt service are included, as well as the owners kit and original window sticker. It’s a great runner and a lot of fun to drive, so put on those Ray Ban’s, pop in a Bob Seger tape and lets cruise!  And watch out for the U-Boats!

Options include:
Protective side moldings.
Power front seats.
Anti-theft device for wheels.
Alarm system.
Electric sliding roof.
Pin stripes.
AM/FM Cassette.
Plush floor mats.

Asking Price: $19,900

1967 Black 435
Red 1959 Wanted!

If you have a 1967 Black L71 427/435
a Red/Red or Red/Black 1959, we have Cash!

Email me to talk about any cars you want to sell: Troy@CorvetteMike.Com!

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